Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Ontario reports six new COVID-19 deaths; icu occupancy flat

Ontario reported six new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, as the number of patients in ICUs due to the coronavirus stabilized from 24 hours earlier.

The health ministry says three of Sunday’s deaths occurred in the past 30 days and three others occurred before that period.

The deaths due to COVID-19 have increased by 102 in the last one week and by 376 in the last 30 days.

There have been 12,734 deaths due to COVID-19 since March 2020.

The health ministry says there were 212 people in intensive care due to or with COVID-19 on Sunday, unchanged from the day before.

There has been an increase of 7.6 percent in the ICU due to COVID-19 in the last one week and 28.4 percent in the last 30 days.

Data on total hospital stays on Sunday was not available.

In all regions of Ontario, the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says that wastewater surveillance data shows virus spread is decreasing in all regions except eastern Ontario and central Ontario west of the GTA.

Of the 4,098 cases confirmed through PCR tests on Sunday, 496 involved non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated people, 815 involved people with two doses of one COVID-19 vaccine, 2,612 had three doses of the vaccine. Dosed people were included and 175 were people whose vaccine status was not known. ,

Provincial laboratories processed 16,139 test samples in the last 24 hours, generating a positivity rate of 15.5 percent.

The average positivity in the last one week stood at 17.5 per cent.

The health ministry says 20,928 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given on Saturday.

Of these, 1,088 were the first dose, 1,879 were the second dose, 3,761 were the third dose and 14,200 were 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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