More than 1,100 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals in Ontario today, as virus-related hospitalizations appear to be leveling down following a steady decline for several weeks.
COVID-19 patients now number 1,106 in Ontario hospitals, down from 1,425 a week ago but up from 1,038 on Monday, 1,064 on Sunday, and 1,056 on Saturday, according to provincial health officials. After a month of dramatic decreases, the number of patients requiring intensive care therapy has remained stable during the last five days. According to the province, 319 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment in the ICU, down from 364 on Tuesday but only 10 less than last Friday.
The province says 49 per cent of people in hospital with COVID-19 were admitted due to the virus while 51 per cent were admitted for other reasons.
In the ICU, 78 per cent were admitted due to COVID-19 and 22 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.
The province says 19 new deaths were confirmed today, which occurred within the past 24 days. One death was removed from the overall total due to a data cleanup today, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths reported by the province since March 2020 to 12,306.
Today, provincial labs confirmed 1,425 additional cases of the virus, according to health officials. It’s worth noting that just a small percentage of persons in Ontario are qualified for PCR testing, thus current case counts aren’t a reliable indicator of the overall infection burden in the province.
215 cases involve persons who are unvaccinated, 47 cases involve people who are partially vaccinated, 1,009 cases involve people who have received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 154 cases involve people whose vaccination status is unknown.
Source_ The Canadian Press