- According to provincial health officials, the number of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals has dropped below 900, who reported 27 virus-related deaths.
- According to the province, 44 percent of those admitted were infected with COVID-19, and 56 percent were admitted for other reasons.
- The number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes in Ontario has decreased to 71 from 95 just seven days ago.
Today, provincial health officials reported 27 virus-related deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals below 900.
According to the province, there are currently 847 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in hospitals, down from 1,106 the week before. COVID-19 patients in intensive care have also decreased, from 319 on Wednesday to 273 today.
According to the province, 44% of those were admitted to hospitals with the virus for COVID-19, while 56% were there for other reasons. According to the province, 82 percent of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted to the ICU for COVID-19, while 18 percent were admitted for other reasons.
While the COVID-19 death toll in Ontario rose to 27 today, officials said only 24 deaths occurred in the previous 30 days.
Another 1,959 cases were confirmed by local labs today. Still, due to restrictions on eligibility for testing, this number does not accurately reflect the true burden of infection in Ontario.
Officials reported a provincewide positivity rate of 11.8 percent today, up from 10.8 percent last week, based on 18,094 tests processed in the last 24 hours.
215 people are unvaccinated, 1,522 people have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, 49 people are partially immunized, and 173 people have an unknown vaccination status, according to the cases confirmed today.
In Ontario, the number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes has dropped to 71, down from 95 seven days ago.
According to Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott, 92.6 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and up have got at least 1st dose of the COVID vaccine, and 90.6 percent have received two doses.
Source: CTV News
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