COVID-19 has resulted in 17 net new deaths and 1,410 hospitalizations in Ontario, according to health officials.
That is 266 fewer patients than on Saturday, but it is still 48 more than a week ago, when there were 1,362 in the hospital.
According to the province, 42% of those infected with COVID-19 were admitted to the hospital as a result of the virus.
There are 187 COVID-19 patients in the ICU, with 153 of them admitted as a result of the virus.
The average number of people in hospital with COVID-19 over the past week is 1621. That average was 1530 patients for the previous week.
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogach said in a tweet Sunday that hospitalizations due to the virus appear to be plateauing.
“COVID-related hospitalizations appear to be plateauing in Ontario and the % of positive cases continues to drop, now at ~13% down from ~19% in mid April,” Bogoch tweeted. “Wastewater signals are volatile. Still lots of COVID out there, but overall improvement (with some regional variability).”
The province confirmed 2,243 more cases Sunday, but that number is considered a severe underestimate due to limited PCR testing.