Today, provincial health officials reported another 27 virus-related deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals below 900.
According to the province, there are currently 847 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in hospitals, down from 1,106 the week before. COVID-19 patients in intensive care have also decreased, from 319 on Wednesday to 273 today.
According to the province, 44% of individuals admitted to hospitals with the virus were there for COVID-19, while 56% were there for other reasons. According to the province, 82 percent of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted to the ICU for COVID-19, while 18 percent were hospitalized for other reasons.
While there were 27 deaths added to Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll today, officials said only 24 occurred over the past 30 days.
Another 1,959 cases were confirmed by provincial labs today but that number does not provide an accurate picture of the true burden of infection in Ontario due to restrictions on who is eligible for testing.
With 18,094 tests processed over the past 24 hours, officials reported a provincewide positivity rate of 11.8 per cent today, up from 10.8 per cent last week.
215 people are unvaccinated, 1,522 people have gotten at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, 49 people are partially vaccinated, and 173 people have an unclear vaccination status, according to the instances recorded today.
In Ontario, the number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes has reduced to 71, down from 95 seven days earlier.
According to Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott, 92.6 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and above have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and 90.6 percent have received two doses.