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Ontario COVID-19 hospitalizations remain below 700, ICU admissions under 250


The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario remains below the 700 mark for the second straight day as ICU admissions related to the virus held steady under 250 for the same duration of time.

Data released by the government on Monday shows that there are currently 693 patients in hospital with the novel coronavirus, an increase of seven patients over Sunday’s total. This could be explained by a reporting delay by hospitals over the weekend.

Meanwhile, ICU admissions sit at 249, up from 247 over the previous day.

The current levels of hospitalizations and ICU admissions have been largely unseen in the province since the end of December and the beginning of January, respectively.

The province did not provide the vaccination status of those in hospital or information about incidental hospitalizations.

An additional 1,074 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the last 24 hours, though that number is likely an underestimate due to limited access to testing across the province.

With 9,447 tests processed since yesterday, Ontario’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 11.8 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health.

Four net new deaths were also recorded Monday, three of which occurred in the last month and one that occurred more than one month ago but is being reported now due to a data cleaning.

Ontario has seen 1,114,284 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus throughout the pandemic, including 12,574 deaths and 1,085,011 resolved cases.


Most of the cases reported by the province on Monday were found in Toronto (187), Ottawa (69), Middlesex-London (58), and Windsor-Essex (58).

Other areas with relatively high case counts reported include Peel Region (57), York Region (55), and Hamilton (50).


As of Monday, 31,797,518 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the province.

That’s resulted in a vaccination coverage rate of 92.7 per cent for Ontarians over the age of 12 with one dose. That number moves to 90.6 per cent in Ontarians who have two doses and are considered to be fully vaccinated. 


The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.

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