Ontario COVID numbers: 1,207 people in hospital, 168 in ICU

Ontario reports 1,207 people hospitalized with COVID as of Thursday, including 168 in intensive care.

That’s down from 41 for hospitalizations but up from five for intensive care units from the previous day. Last Thursday there were 1,451 hospital admissions, 175 of them in intensive care.

According to the latest hospitalization data, 61 percent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. 38 percent of patients in intensive care units were admitted for other reasons.

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Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,565 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 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 1,291,814.

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The province’s death toll rose to 13,122 from the previous day as 23 new virus-related deaths were added. This includes three deaths added to the total after data cleaning

Three nursing home residents were among the dead. One death occurred in a healthcare worker.

There are 1,261,782 recoveries in total, which is about 97 percent of known cases. The number of cases resolved increased by 2,204 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 35.9 percent being fully vaccinated.

The province administered 25,175 doses in the last day.

The government said 15,462 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. 5,724 tests are currently being examined.

The test positivity rate is 9.6 percent, compared to 10.7 percent reported a week ago.

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