- As the province battled the pandemic, 1,704 people with COVID-19 were treated in an Ontario hospital on Saturday.
- In a tweet Saturday morning, Ontario’s Health Minister Christine Elliott said that 53% of those admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 were admitted for the virus.
On Saturday, 1,704 people with COVID-19 were treated in an Ontario hospital as the province continued to battle the pandemic.
As per the latest data discharged by the province on Feb. 12, the number of people in hospitals has decreased from the previous day. The day before, 1,829 people were admitted to the hospital.
The figures also indicated a decrease in the number of people in intensive care units (ICU).
On Friday, 435 people were in an Ontario ICU; however, on Saturday, the number dropped to 414.
According to the province, 267 people are currently on a ventilator.
In a tweet Saturday morning, Ontario’s Health Minister Christine Elliott said that 53% of those admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 were admitted for the virus. In comparison, 47% were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, according to Elliott, 81 percent of those admitted to an ICU with COVID-19 were there for the virus, while 19 percent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19.
On Saturday, a total of 2,944 fresh cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the province.
Experts warn that this is likely an undercount, as the province has tightened its rules on who can obtain a PCR test.
According to Elliott, 31,248,014 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province to date.
Currently, 92.2 percent of Ontarians have received at least one vaccine dose, with 89.7% receiving two.
“It’s not too late if you still require your first, second, or booster dose,” she wrote. “Both Moderna and Pfizer provide an excellent defense.”
Source: Global News
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