The number of patients hospitalized to critical care in Ontario surpassed 400 for the first time in more than six months, with 21 new COVID-19 deaths reported on Sunday.
On Sunday, the province recorded 11,959 new COVID-19 cases, but this figure is almost certainly an underestimate.
Multiples Due to enormous demand for testing and considerable access restrictions put in place nine days ago, Ontario public health authorities have repeatedly warned that case counts do not reflect the spread of infection in the population.
Twenty of the deaths occurred in the past month while one was detected among deaths that occurred more than one month ago.
There have been 143 deaths reported among people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week.
The Ministry of Health says 1,643 of Sunday’s cases involve unvaccinated people, 414 involve the partially-vaccinated, 9,522 involve fully-vaccinated people and 380 involve people with an unknown vaccination status.
Provincial labs processed 49,422 specimens, their lowest output since Dec. 27, generating a positivity rate of 27.7 per cent.
There are 2,419 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and 412 of them are in intensive care.
Two-hundred and twenty six of those in intensive care are breathing on a ventilator.
It’s the first time the ICU burden caused by COVID-19 cases has exceeded 400 since June 14, 2021.
Source_ The Canadian Press