Ontario reports 1,165 people hospitalized with COVID as of Friday, including 163 in intensive care.

This is a decrease of 42 for hospitalizations and a decrease of five for intensive care units since the previous day. Last Friday there were 1,453 hospitalizations, 168 of them in intensive care.

According to the latest hospitalization data, 61 percent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. 47 percent of patients in intensive care units were admitted for other reasons.

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Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,412 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, though that’s an underestimate of the virus’ actual widespread transmission given its suitability for PCR testing. The total number of cases in the province now stands at 1,293,226.

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The province’s death toll rose to 13,146 from the previous day as 24 new virus-related deaths were added. This includes 8 deaths added to the total after data cleansing.

There are 1,263,669 recoveries in total, which is about 98 percent of known cases. The number of cases resolved increased by 1,887 from the previous day.

As for immunizations, 91.3 percent of the population aged 12 and over is fully vaccinated. First dose coverage is 93.1 percent. Third-dose vaccination is 56.9 percent – more than 7.3 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

For young children aged five to 11, the first-dose immunization rate is 56.5 percent, with 36 percent being fully vaccinated.

The province administered 24,952 doses in the last day.

The government said 14,413 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. 5,149 tests are currently being examined.

The test positivity rate is 9.1 percent, up from 12 percent reported a week ago.

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