There were 32 more in Ontario. On Thursday, COVID-19 deaths as a result of hospitalizations decreased from the previous day.
According to health officials, all of the deaths occurred within the last 30 days, with 10 of the victims being residents of long-term care facilities.
The province announced yesterday that 31 more COVID-19 deaths occurred in the previous month, the largest number of fatalities since early April.
The province has reported a total of 129 virus-related fatalities in the past seven days and 449 deaths in the past month.
Since March 2020, Ontario has confirmed a total of 12,921 virus-related deaths.
There are currently 1,676 patients with the coronavirus in Ontario hospitals, down from 1,698 on Wednesday but up from 1,661 a week ago.
Officials say 205 of hospital patients are in intensive care, compared to 202 this time a week ago.
According to the Ministry of Health, 43 per cent of hospitalized patients were admitted for COVID-19-related reasons, while 57 per cent were admitted for other reasons but also tested positive for the virus.
Officials say more than 17,900 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, producing a positivity rate of 13 per cent, down from 14.5 per cent a week ago.
Ontario confirmed 2,700 more coronavirus cases today but health officials warn daily case counts are an underestimate due to limitations on PCR testing.
“There’s tons of COVID still going around,” Dr. Barry Pakes, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health, told CP24. “Most people are vaccinated, many people have had COVID but that still means there’s enough going around for the people who are not vaccinated or who are particularly vulnerable or who are, you know, more than three to five months from their last dose, particularly older people. They’re still vulnerable which means we really need to be watching out for those folks.”
Among the latest cases, 1,767 of the individuals have received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 451 have received two doses, 283 are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 199 have an unknown vaccination status.
Yesterday the province administered over 29,900 vaccine doses.
To date, 90 per cent of Ontarians aged five years and older have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 86 per cent have received two doses and 52 per cent have received three doses.