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Thursday, June 30, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to 1,130, with further 23 deaths reported

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to 1,130, with a further 23 deaths reported.

Key Takeaways:

  • The government revealed additional 23 deaths from COVID-19 in the preceding two days, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in an Ontario hospital below 1,150.
  • COVID-19 was the reason for admission in 48 percent of patients now receiving care in an Ontario hospital, with 52 percent of those who tested positive after the event.
  • Ontario has registered 1,217,574 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. A total of 1,168,929 persons have recovered completely.

On Saturday, the number of COVID-19 patients in an Ontario hospital fell below 1,150, as the government reported another 23 deaths from the condition in the previous two days.

The COVID-19 data for Ontario was last updated on Thursday, the day before the federal holiday, when the province’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations totaled 1,392. According to the data, hospitalized patients increased to 1,427 on Friday before decreasing to 1,130 on Saturday.

It’s worth noting that not all hospitals publish patient data on weekends.

740 people are fully immunized, 164 are unvaccinated, and 34 are partially vaccinated while in the hospital. The remaining patients’ vaccination status is unknown.

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COVID-19 was the cause of admission for 48% of patients currently receiving care in an Ontario hospital, with 52% testing positive after the event.

185 patients are currently getting care in the ICU, up from 177 on Thursday. 65 patients have been fully vaccinated, 27 have not been immunized, and three have only been partially vaccinated. There was no more information about vaccinations offered.

Sixty-two percent of those hospitalized are being treated for COVID-19, while 38 percent were admitted for a different reason but have since tested positive for the virus.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to 1,130, with a further 23 deaths reported.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to 1,130, with a further 23 deaths reported. Image from CBC News

On Thursday, 20,538 tests were processed across Ontario, and 19,282 were processed on Friday, with positivity rates of 18.8 and 18.5 percent, respectively, according to the government.

Those tests detected at least 8,533 COVID-19 positive individuals, albeit that figure is likely underestimated due to the province’s limited availability of PCR testing.

Simultaneously, the province has reported an additional 23 COVID-19-related deaths in the last 48 hours. Twenty of those deaths happened in the last month, and three more deaths were included in the province’s death toll of 12,629 due to “data cleansing,” according to the ministry of health.

Since the pandemic’s beginning, Ontario has recorded 1,217,574 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases. 1,168,929 people have made a full recovery.

Source: CTV news

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