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Monday, August 15, 2022

At least 2,467 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalised in Ontario

In Ontario, there are at least 2,467 COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

Key takeaways:

  • According to the most recent data released by the province, the number of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Ontario intensive care units is continuing to rise, reaching 438 on Monday.
  • After processing 40,692 tests in the last 24 hours, officials report a 26.7 percent positivity rate across the province.

As per the data released by the province recently, the number of COVID-19 patients getting treatment in Ontario intensive care units remains to rise, reaching 438 on Monday.

According to provincial health officials, at least 2,467 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Ontario hospitals, up from 2,419 on Sunday and  1,232 just 7 days ago. 

However, the ministry claims that about 10% of hospitals do not report data until later in the week, implying that the recent total is likely an undercount.

438 of the patients are in the intensive care unit, and 234 require a ventilator to breathe. On June 11, 2021, Ontario saw this many COVID-19 patients in the ICU for the first time. 

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Last week, there were 1,232 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, with 248 in the intensive care unit. The province hasn’t released any information about the vaccination standing of those in the hospital today.

COVID-19 has now infected 61 children between the ages of 0 and 4, up from 51 on January 6. This age group in the province has the highest hospitalization rate of any age group under 60.

Officials report a 26.7 % positivity rate across the province after processing 40,692 tests in the last 24 hours.

Today, Ontario recorded 12 net new deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 10,378.

In Ontario, there are at least 2,467 COVID-19 patients in hospitals.
In Ontario, there are at least 2,467 COVID-19 patients in hospitals. Image from CBC News

Today, the province recorded a further 9,706 cases of the novel coronavirus, but due to testing limitations, the real number of cases in Ontario today is probably much higher.

1,307 of the fresh cases confirmed today include the unvaccinated people, 263 involve partly vaccinated people, 7,789 involve fully immunized people, and 347 involve people whose vaccination status is unknown.

Today, 1,879 fresh confirmed cases were reported in Toronto, 1,310 in Peel, 1,033 in York, and 680 in Durham.

COVID-19 pandemics in long-term care have increased to 362, up from 209 on Monday. Two of today’s deaths involved residents of long-term care facilities.

Source: CBC News

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