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Thursday, June 30, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to 370, the lowest level in months

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to their lowest level in months, at 370.

Key Takeaways:

  • The number of COVID-19 hospitalisation cases in the province has dropped to its lowest level since December, according to health officials.
  • COVID-19 infections have now totaled 13,338 in Ontario, bringing the overall number of lab-confirmed cases to 1,312,844.
  • Today, the authorities added two more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 13,338. Since last week, there have been 50 net new deaths added to the count.

Health officials say the province’s COVID-19 hospitalization case count has been at its lowest since December.

As per the most recent data from the Ontario Ministry of Health, 370 persons with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized.

The last time the province reported lower than 370 COVID-19 hospitalizations was on Dec. 20, 2021, when officials recorded 284 admissions.

In the meantime, ICU admissions increased marginally from 110 to 112.

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

COVID-19 has caused 42 hospitalized patients to require a ventilator, according to the province. In comparison to a week ago, there are eight fewer people who are ventilated.

There were 419 COVID-19 patients in the hospital a week ago, with 111 in the ICU.

The province reports a 6.5 percent positivity rate after processing 6,884 PCR tests in the last 24 hours. This decreased from 7.1 percent last week to 8.6 percent two weeks ago.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to their lowest level in months, at 370.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have dropped to their lowest level in months, at 370. Image from CBC News

In Ontario, there are presently 13,338 cumulative cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 1,312,844.

Several epidemiologists and public health specialists believe that transmission will remain low during the summer but that rates will climb once the weather turns colder.

The government added two more deaths to its COVID-19 tally today, bringing the total to 13,338. Since last week, 50 net new deaths have been added to the count.

There are 57 current outbreaks in long-term care facilities, 32 in retirement homes, and 21 in hospitals, compared to 73, 33, and 22 the week before.

Source: CTV news

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