Ontario is reporting 1,403 people in hospital with COVID on Wednesday, with 364 in intensive care units as overall figures continued to trend downward.
This is down 147 hospital admissions but 20 ICU fewer than the previous day. Last Wednesday, there were 2,059 hospitalizations with 449 in the ICU.
The province has recently begun to differentiate between people who are hospitalized directly for COVID, and those who are hospitalized for other reasons but test positive for the virus.
Of the 1,403 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 54% of them were hospitalized for the virus, while 46% were hospitalized for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the 364 people in the ICU with the virus, 82% were hospitalized for COVID, while 18% were hospitalized for other reasons.
Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recovery, testing
Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 2,532 new laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, although that’s an underestimation of the true widespread spread of the virus due to the virus. recent testing restrictions. The total number of provincial cases is now 1,042,481.
Of the 2,532 new cases recorded, the data shows that 376 are unvaccinated, 91 are partially vaccinated, 1,767 are fully vaccinated. For 297 people with unknown vaccination status.
The death toll in the province has risen to 12,167 due to 47 more virus-related deaths. A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said 46 of the deaths occurred in the past 30 days. One died more than a month ago.
“Of these, one death occurred on 15 February, eight deaths occurred on 14 February and nine deaths occurred on 13 February, the rest occurred in the previous days,” the spokesman said.
There were a total of 1,078,610 recoveries, representing about 96% of known cases. The number of resolved cases increased by 3,537 compared to the previous day.
As for vaccination, in the population 12 years and older, 90.2% are fully immunized. The coverage of the first dose was 92.4%. The third dose is at 52.5% – more than 6.7 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.
For young children aged five to 11 years, first dose coverage was 54% with 24.2% fully immunized.
The province has injected 31,735 doses in the past day.
The government said 19,839 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 7,013 tests currently under investigation.
The positive rate of the test was 10.2%.
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