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Ontario reports lowest ICU count since November, 15 more COVID-19 deaths

Ontario is reporting its lowest intensive care occupancy since November while the province logs 15 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

On Tuesday, health officials said 808 people in hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, including 140 patients in the ICU. The last time the province recorded 140 intensive care admissions was on Nov. 26.

This comes a day after the province reported 611 people in hospital – the province's lowest COVID-19 hospitalization occupancy since March. However, health officials have noted that not all hospitals report their COVID-19 data over the weekend.

Forty-one per cent of patients hospitalized and 68 per cent of people in the ICU who tested positive for COVID-19 are receiving care for the virus. The remaining people who tested positive were admitted for other reasons.

Officials are reporting 14 additional COVID-19 deaths occurred over the last 30 days. One death happened more than a month ago and was added to the cumulative count due to data cleaning. Three of those fatalities were among long-term care residents.

The province is reporting 590 new COVID-19 cases, but health officials have warned that number is an underestimate due to restricted testing.

With 9,535 tests processed in the last 24-hours, Ontario is reporting a test positivity rate of 8.3 per cent. 

The province deemed 1,124 COVID-19 cases to be resolved as of Tuesday, bringing Ontario’s total number of resolved cases to 1,279,588.

Today's report brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario to 1,303,033.


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. Health experts have said the number of COVID-19 infections identified in fully vaccinated individuals will naturally increase as more people get both of their shots. Top Stories

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