- On Saturday, 58 more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Ontario, as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus decreased.
- 3,439 people were admitted to hospitals in Ontario with the virus, down from 3,535 yesterday and 4,026 a week ago.
- Since a week ago, when 600 people with the virus were in intensive care, ICU capacity had remained relatively unchanged.
On Saturday, Ontario reported 58 more COVID-19 deaths as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus declined.
According to a Ministry of Health spokesman, the most recent deaths occurred over the past 13 days, with nine deaths on Jan. 27, 17 fatalities on Jan. 26, and the remaining deaths occurring in the days prior.
Long-term care home residents accounted for 14 of the most recent deaths.
The province has reported 442 COVID-19 lives lost in the last week and 1,161 deaths in January so far; however, some deaths happened earlier and were only revealed this month.
According to the ministry, two deaths were removed from the total tally today due to data cleanup, bringing the total death toll in the province to 11,354.
In Ontario, 3,439 people have been admitted to hospitals with the virus, down from 3,535 yesterday and 4,026 a week ago.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 55% of patients were admitted to the hospital because of the virus, and 45% were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.
597 patients are in intensive care, and 386 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
According to Elliott, 82% of ICU patients were admitted for the virus, while 18% were admitted for different reasons but tested positive for the virus.
ICU capacity had remained relatively unchanged since a week ago when 600 people with the virus were in intensive care.
In the last 24 hours, provincial labs processed 29,241 tests, compared to 36,296 tests a week ago.
According to the ministry, the testing positivity rate is now at 13.9 percent, down two percent from seven days ago.
Today, Ontario reported 4,855 fresh coronavirus cases, but this number is likely underestimated due to testing restrictions.
In the most recent cases, 3,480 people were fully vaccinated, 765 were unvaccinated, 207 were partially vaccinated, and 403 were unvaccinated.
Currently, 88% of Ontarians aged five and up have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 83% have got 2 doses and are viewed as fully vaccinated, and 45% have got three doses.
Since the pandemic started over two years ago, Ontario has seen 1,026,291 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases as well as 965,386 recoveries.
After reverting to a modified Step 2 earlier in the month to combat growing case counts due to the Omicron variant, the province will push up some COVID-19 limitations on Monday.
Many indoor venues, such as restaurants, gyms, and cinemas, will reopen at 50% capacity. Social gatherings will accommodate up to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
Source: Global News
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