Ontario COVID numbers: 1,213 people in hospital, 201 in intensive care

09 May 2022 | Health | 16 |
Ontario COVID numbers: 1,213 people in hospital, 201 in intensive care

Ontario is reporting 1,213 people in hospital with COVID on Monday, with 201 in intensive care.

This is up by 46 for hospitalizations but a decrease of six for ICUs since the previous day, though officials noted not all hospitals reported updated figures due to the weekend.

Last Monday, there were 1,423 hospitalizations with 211 in ICU.

According to latest data for hospitalizations from the weekend, 58 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 32 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,206 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, though that is an underestimate of the true widespread transmission of the virus due to PCR testing eligibility. The provincial case total now stands at 1,276,116.

The death toll in the province remained at 12,972 from the previous day as no new virus-related deaths were added. Last Monday, no new deaths were added as well.

There are a total of 1,239,781 recoveries, which is around 97 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,976 from the previous day.

For vaccinations, of the aged 12 and older population, 91.2 per cent are fully vaccinated. First dose coverage stands at 93.1 per cent. Third dose immunization is at 56.7 per cent — more than 7.3 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

For young children aged five to 11, first dose coverage stands at 56.4 per cent with 35.6 per cent who are fully vaccinated.

The province administered 6,019 doses in the last day.

The government said 7,702 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 2,966 tests currently under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 12 per cent, down from 14 per cent reported a week ago.

by Global News