- The number of people hospitalised in Ontario with COVID-19 has dropped yet again, as the pandemic’s strain on the province’s healthcare system continues to ease.
- According to officials since the pandemic began in March 2020, there have been a total of 11,770 COVID-19-related deaths in the province.
The count of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario has decreased yet again, as pandemic stress on the province’s healthcare system continues to ease.
As of Saturday, the province reported that 2,493 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. On Friday, that figure had risen to over 2,600.
According to health officials, there are currently 501 people with COVID-19 in ICUs across the province. That number was 517 on Friday and 541 the day before.
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The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals and ICUs has been steadily decreasing for several days now.
The province reported on Saturday that 59 more people had died due to COVID-19.
“Of these, five deaths occurred on February 4, 19 deaths occurred on February 3, seven deaths occurred on February 2, and the remaining took place in the preceding days,” a Ministry of Health spokesperson said Saturday.
According to officials, there have been a total of 11,770 COVID-19-related deaths in the province since the pandemic began in March 2020.
According to the province, 54% of the 2,493 people admitted to the hospital mainly for COVID-19. In comparison, the remaining 46% were admitted for other purposes but have now tested positive for the virus.
On Saturday, the province reported 3,204 new cases of COVID-19, but health officials warned that this number is probably an underestimate due to testing limitations and backlogs.
The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s positivity rate is around 12%, based on 22,527 tests processed in the last 24 hours.
Source: CTV News
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