Wednesday, January 26, 2022

More than 3,200 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario; Record number of one-day ICU admissions

There are currently more than 3,200 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and a record number of adults with the virus were admitted to intensive care units in the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 3,220 people have been diagnosed with the virus in Ontario hospitals, up from 2,467 yesterday.

At least 465 people in hospital are in intensive care units, according to data from Critical Care Services Ontario provided by the Ontario Health Association (OHA).

A record 80 adults were admitted to the ICU yesterday, a record for daily ICU admissions, since the pandemic began two years ago, according to the OHA.

As of yesterday, more than 53 percent of all hospital patients in Ontario tested positive for COVID-19 and 82 percent of ICU patients have the virus.

There were 21 more deaths in the last month, raising the death toll to 10,399.

Ontario reported 7,951 new coronavirus cases today, up from 9,076 a week ago and 11,352. However, the number of cases is likely to be low due to limited testing capacity which is reserved for persons at highest risk.

Another 9,893 people have been cured of this virus in the last 24 hours.

Since January 2020 till date, 896,248 lab-confirmed coronavirus infections and 747,289 have been cured.

The latest news comes as the government announced yesterday that students would return to in-person learning on Monday after turning to distance learning last week after a holiday break.

Health Minister Christine Elliott and Ontario Health CEO Matthew Anderson are set to provide an update on the capacity of the province’s health system this afternoon.

more to come.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 daily epidemiological summary. The number of cases for any given city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by province, as local units report figures at different times.

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