- The province reported 722 people with COVID-19 in hospitals on Saturday, with 232 of them in intensive care.
- Twenty more people died on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 12,247, according to the most recent data.
- Those who have tested positive on a rapid antigen test will no longer need a PCR test to confirm they have COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health.
On Saturday, the province reported 722 people in hospitals with COVID-19, with 232 of them in intensive care.
The number of hospitalizations has risen by five since Friday’s figures.
However, compared to last Saturday’s hospitalizations, which totaled 795, this decreased over 70.
Around 47% of the 722 people admitted to the hospital were there because of the virus, while about 53% were admitted for other reasons but later tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result of the virus, 232 patients are now in intensive care units (down by six from the previous day).
253 people were admitted to intensive care units on Saturday. The number of patients in ICUs in Ontario has decreased by 21 in the last week.
Around 77 % of the 232 people presently in intensive care were admitted due to COVID, whereas around 23% were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the most recent data, 20 more people died on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 12,247.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Ontario has been revised, with 411 deaths removed on Friday.
The Ontario govt declared earlier this week that it would change and update how it reports deaths to align with the World Health Organization’s classification system.
On Saturday, the province of Ontario reported 2,015 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. The whole number of cases in the province now stands at 1,123,709.
Total case counts, however, are an underestimation due to the province’s testing restrictions.
According to the Ministry of Health, those who have been tested positive on a rapid antigen test will no longer need a PCR test to confirm they have COVID-19. Rapid antigen test-positive cases, on the other hand, are not collected.
The percentage of individuals who tested positive was 12.1%. The test positivity rate was 10.8% last week.
According to the government, 13,005 tests were completed in the previous 24 hours. There are currently 5,439 tests being investigated.
Meanwhile, 1,722 cases were deemed resolved by the province on Saturday. According to reports, a total of 1,095,221 people in Ontario have recovered from the virus.
More than 12 million people have received two doses of the vaccine. A booster shot has been given to more than seven million Ontarians.
According to the most recent data, approximately 91 percent of the eligible population aged 12 and older has received a full COVID-19 vaccination. Around 55% of people have received their booster shot.
For young children aged five to eleven, first-dose vaccination coverage is at 55%, with 30% fully vaccinated.
In the last 24 hours, over 16,200 doses have been administered. Since the vaccine rollout began in late 2020, more than 31 million doses have been administered.
Source: CTV news
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