- In Ontario, COVID-19-related hospitalizations and critical care admissions have dropped to their lowest levels since the first week of January.
- Ontario has recorded 2,327 new COVID-19 cases, but health experts warn that due to insufficient testing, this number is likely to be underestimated.
- After processing 18,462 tests in the preceding 24 hours, Ontario has an 11 percent positive test rate.
As the province lifts pandemic restrictions on Thursday, hospitalizations and critical care admissions connected to COVID-19 in Ontario have decreased to their lowest levels since the first week of January.
As of today, restaurants, gyms, and movie theatres can reopen to full capacity as long as attendees are screened for COVID-19 immunization.
Following a steady reduction over the previous two weeks, health officials recorded 1,342 persons hospitalized with COVID-19, the lowest number of admissions since January 4, when 1,290 people were admitted.
356 patients are being treated in the ICU for COVID-19, the lowest number of admissions since January 7, when 338 people were admitted.
COVID-19 has been linked to 37 deaths in Ontario, according to health experts. Thirty-six deaths occurred in the last 30 days, with one death occurring more than a month ago and being added to the total.
The majority of people brought to the hospital are seeking treatment for COVID-19, while the other patients were admitted for unrelated reasons and tested positive for the virus.
In critical care, the number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 climbs to 80%.
Meanwhile, Ontario has reported 2,327 new COVID-19 cases, but health experts caution that this figure is likely to be underestimated owing to limited testing.
Ontario has a positive test rate of 11% after processing 18,462 tests in the previous 24 hours.
The Greater Toronto Area was home to the bulk of COVID-19 infections. Officials said 312 additional cases had been reported in Toronto and 134 in Peel Region.
Simcoe-Muskoka (164), Ottawa (182), and Windsor-Essex are among the municipalities having more than 100 COVID-19 instances (106).
Three individuals and 81 staff members at long-term care homes have COVID-19. According to provincial data, ten fatalities were reported among long-term care residents on Thursday.
Source: CTV News
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