Friday, December 09, 2022

Ontario reports 1,167 people in ICU with COVID-19, 207 in hospital

Ontario health officials say there are currently 1,167 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 207 patients in intensive care.

The total number of people diagnosed with the disease in hospital on Sunday declined significantly, compared to the 1,563 hospitalizations reported on Saturday.

Officials noted that not all hospitals reported their COVID-19 data over the weekend, and the number of hospital cases may have been underestimated.

Meanwhile, the number of people in intensive care units across the province fell sharply on Sunday from 204 a day earlier to 207.

Officials also reported 10 more deaths due to COVID-19. Nine deaths occurred in the last 30 days, while one death occurred a month ago.

Since the start of the pandemic, 12,972 people have died due to the disease.

The province reported 1,938 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, but health officials have warned the numbers are low due to testing limitations and backlogs.

With 12,827 processed in the last 24 hours, the health ministry says the province’s positivity rate is around 12.2 per cent.

In the Greater Toronto Area, officials reported 423 new cases in Toronto, 159 new cases in the York area, and 135 new cases in the Peel area.

All other regions reported less than 100 new cases on Sunday.

The province is believed to have resolved 2,503 more cases of the disease as of Sunday, bringing Ontario’s number of cured patients to 1,237,805.

Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 1,274,910.

The province reported 114 resident cases and 22 staffing cases in long-term care settings in Ontario. Two of the 10 deaths reported on Sunday involved long-term care residents.

Officials said at least 200 long-term care homes are currently dealing with the outbreak.

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