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Ontario COVID numbers: 1,345 people in hospital, 165 in intensive care | Nation World News

Ontario is reporting 1,345 people with COVID in hospital as of Tuesday, with 165 in intensive care.

Ontario COVID numbers: 1,345 people in hospital, 165 in intensive care | Nation World News

This is an increase of 223 for hospitalizations and six for ICUs from the previous day as hospitals report updated figures from the weekend.

Last Tuesday, 1,555 were hospitalized with 188 in the ICU.

According to the latest hospitalization figures, 61 per cent were admitted for other reasons but were positive for COVID-19. Of those in the ICU, 34 percent were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, tests

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,028 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, although this is an underestimate of true widespread transmission of the virus because of PCR test eligibility. The provincial case total now stands at 1,288,557.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 13,083 from the previous day as 11 new virus-related deaths have been reported.

A total of 1,257,204 have been cured, which is about 97 per cent of the known cases. There was an increase of 1,965 in the resolved cases since the previous day.

As for vaccination, of the population 12 years of age and older, 91.2 percent are fully vaccinated. First dose coverage is 93.1 per cent. Third dose vaccination is 56.8 percent – more than 7.3 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

For younger children aged five to 11 years, first dose coverage is 56.5 percent, with 35.9 percent fully vaccinated.

The province gave 20,176 doses in the last day.

The government said that 12,233 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. At present, 5,717 tests are under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 10.3 per cent from 12.4 per cent reported a week ago.

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