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Ontario COVID numbers: 2,155 people in hospital, 486 in intensive care | Nation World News

Ontario is reporting 2,155 people in hospital with COVID as of Monday, with 486 in intensive care units.

Ontario COVID numbers: 2,155 people in hospital, 486 in intensive care | Nation World News

This is unchanged from the previous day for 75 hospitalizations and ICUs, although officials noted that not all hospitals reported updated figures because of the weekend.

Last Monday, there were 2,983 hospitalizations with 583 in the ICU as the numbers continue to fall.

The province recently began to differentiate between people who were directly hospitalized because of COVID, and those who were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.

Those figures are not updated on Mondays due to incomplete data reporting from hospitals over the weekend.

However, figures from last week show that about 46 per cent of those hospitalized with COVID were admitted for other reasons. About 18 percent of those in intensive care with the virus were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, tests

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 2,088 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, although this is an underestimate of true widespread transmission of the virus due to recent testing restrictions. The provincial case total now stands at 1,056,149.

Of the 2,088 new cases reported, the data shows that 351 people were illiterate people, 82 were partially vaccinated people, 1,443 were fully vaccinated people. Vaccination status was unknown for 212 people.

The death toll in the province has risen to 11,836 as 11 more virus-related deaths were reported in the past nine days.

“Of these, there were no deaths on February 6, five on February 5 and one on February 4, the rest in the previous days,” a government spokesperson said.

A total of 1,010,878 have been cured, which is about 95 per cent of the known cases. The resolved cases increased by 3,556 from the previous day.

As for vaccination, 89.5 percent of the population 12 years of age and older are fully vaccinated. First dose coverage is 92.1 percent. Third-dose vaccination is 51.1 percent – more than 6.6 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

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For younger children aged five to 11 years, first dose coverage is 54.4 percent with 23.8 percent of those who are now fully vaccinated.

The province gave 24,392 doses on the last day.

The government said 12,880 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. At present 4,166 tests are going on.

The test positivity rate is 14.2 percent.

more to come.



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