Ontario is reporting 24 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, as hospitalizations and ICU admissions continue to drop.
As of Friday, COVID-19 has 1,165 patients in hospital and 163 in Ontario’s ICU.
This marks a reduction in the number of 1,207 patients hospitalized on Thursday and 168 patients in intensive care on Thursday.
According to the ministry, sixteen of the 24 reported deaths occurred in the last month, while eight occurred more than thirty days ago.
As many as 131 patients who were hospitalized on Friday have not been vaccinated and 760 have been fully vaccinated. The immunization status of the remaining patients is partial or unknown.
Twenty-nine per cent of the hospitalized patients on Friday were admitted for COVID-19, while the remaining 61 per cent tested positive after unrelated admissions. In ICU, those percentages are 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively.
Of the patients currently being treated for COVID-19 in an Ontario ICU, 20 have not been vaccinated and 73 are fully vaccinated. The immunization status of the remaining patients is partial or unknown.
The province reported 1,412 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, but health officials have warned that the case count is a significant underestimate due to testing limitations.
With 14,413 tests in the last 24 hours, the health ministry is reporting a positivity rating of at least 9.1 per cent.
Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 1,293,226.