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Ontario COVID numbers: 1,676 people in hospital, 205 in intensive care | Nation World News

Ontario is reporting 1,676 people in hospital with COVID as of Thursday, with 205 in intensive care.

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This is less than 22 for hospitalizations but an increase of six for ICU since the previous day. Last Thursday, 1,661 were hospitalized with 202 in the ICU.

According to the latest hospitalization figures, 57 per cent were admitted for other reasons but were positive for COVID-19. For those in the ICU, 35 percent were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, tests

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 2,700 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, although this is an underestimate of true widespread transmission of the virus due to PCR testability. The provincial case total now stands at 1,268,390.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 12,921 from the previous day as 32 more virus-related deaths were added.

A total of 1,229,396 have been cured, which is about 97 percent of the known cases. The resolved cases increased by 3,641 from the previous day.

As for vaccination, 91.2 percent of the population 12 years of age and older are fully vaccinated. The coverage of the first dose is 93 percent. Third-dose vaccination is at 56.6 percent – more than 7.3 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

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For younger children aged five to 11 years, first dose coverage is 56.3 percent, with 35.4 percent fully vaccinated.

The province gave 29,923 doses in the last day.

The government said 17,927 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. At present, 6,698 tests are being investigated.

The test positivity rate stands at 13 per cent from the 14.5 per cent reported a week ago.


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