Friday, March 24, 2023

Ontario reports 22 new COVID-19 deaths; remains stable over a 24-hour period of hospitalization

Ontario reported 22 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, as hospitalizations neared the highest point seen in a sixth wave.

The health ministry said all 22 deaths occurred in the last 30 days.

Five involved residents of the long-term care system.

The province has reported 137 deaths in the past week and 373 COVID-19 deaths in the last 30 days.

There have been 12,772 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario since March 2020.

There were 1,734 patients admitted to Ontario hospitals who tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, up from 4 on Wednesday and 72 the week before.

Of those, 211 were in intensive care, down eight from Wednesday and up eight from a week earlier.

Ninety-nine patients are breathing with the help of ventilators, down seven from Wednesday and unchanged from a week ago.

Meanwhile, the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says wastewater surveillance data shows viral spread in all regions of the province except for eastern Ontario, including southwestern Ontario and Ottawa.

The overall wastewater signal now appears to be at its highest point in the entire sixth wave.

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Of the 1,827 cases confirmed through PCR tests on Wednesday, 275 involved people who were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 307 involved people with two doses of the vaccine, 1,125 people with three doses of the vaccine. and 120 included people whose vaccination status was not known.

The high number of three-dose individuals testing positive for COVID-19 is related to the fact that the most increased population (senior 70+, immunocompromised, health workers) are still eligible for free PCR testing in the province.

Provincial laboratories processed 23,230 test samples in the last 24 hours, generating a positivity rate of 15.2 percent.

The health ministry says 34,168 people received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

Of these, 1,216 got the first dose, 1,625 got the second dose, 4,202 got the third and 27,125 got the fourth dose.

The numbers used in this story are based on the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 . are found in 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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