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Thursday, June 30, 2022

As the number of ICU patients declines, Ontario reports further 70 COVID-19 deaths

Another 70 COVID-19 deaths are reported in Ontario, as the number of ICU patients decreases

Key takeaways:

  • COVID-19 has claimed the lives of another 70 people in Ontario, while the number of people in intensive care for the disease continues to fall.
  • The 70 deaths reported on Thursday, according to a Ministry of Health spokesperson, occurred over the previous 19 days.
  • According to the Ministry of Health, based on a total of 22,560 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the province’s COVID-19 positivity rate is around 14.1 percent.

Another 70 people have died due to COVID-19 in Ontario, while the number of people in intensive care for the disease continues to decline.

Health officials confirmed on Thursday that at least 3,645 people infected with COVID-19 are in hospitals, with 599 of them in intensive care units (ICU).

Since last Friday, the number of COVID-19 patients in ICU has been below 600 for the first time.

Approximately 82 percent of ICU patients were admitted for purposes related to the disease, while the remaining patients tested positive after being admitted for other reasons.

COVID-19 was diagnosed in 57% of patients admitted to the hospital.

Also read: On Wednesday, Ontario confirmed 92 more COVID-19 deaths

According to the Ministry of Health, 221 of the 599 people in ICU were fully vaccinated with 2 doses. The remaining 378 patients either were unvaccinated, only partially vaccinated, or had no vaccination records at all.

According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, the 70 deaths reported on Thursday occurred over the previous 19 days.

Long-term care residents accounted for seventeen of the deaths.

Over 200 deaths have been reported in the province in just four days due to COVID-19.

Another 70 COVID-19 deaths are reported in Ontario, as the number of ICU patients decreases
Another 70 COVID-19 deaths are reported in Ontario, the number of ICU patients decreases. Image from The Star

The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s COVID-19 positivity rate is around 14.1%, based on a total of 22,560 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

On Thursday, 5,852 cases were confirmed, though this number is likely underestimated due to the province’s strict testing guidelines.

The Greater Toronto Area was home to the majority of the infections. As per the province’s epidemiology report, there were 1,014 cases in Toronto, 842 in Peel Region, and 318 in York Region.

417 new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Ottawa, with another 11 public health units reporting more than 100 infections.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ontario has recorded 1,01,6099 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including deaths and recoveries.

Source: Global News

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