Ontario reports 3,630 people with COVID in hospital, 500 in intensive care

Ontario reports 3,630 people are hospitalized with COVID on Thursday, although just over half were initially admitted due to complications from the virus.

The Ontario government recently released data this week that differentiates people admitted to hospital with COVID-related illness and accidental admissions.

Of the 3,630 people hospitalized with COVID-19, or 182 more than yesterday, about 54% were admitted because of the virus, while about 46% were admitted for other reasons but have tested positive for COVID-19.

The province also reported hospitalizations, there are 500 people in intensive care units, down 5 from the previous day. About 82% of people in intensive care were admitted because of COVID, while about 18% were admitted for other reasons.

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Hospitalizations for people with COVID in Ontario have reached an all-time high, from 2,279 reported last Thursday.

For vaccination status among hospitalizations, 698 were unvaccinated, 179 were partially vaccinated, and 1,894 were fully vaccinated. For intensive care unit patients, 165 were unvaccinated while 15 were partially vaccinated and 181 were fully vaccinated. This dataset will grow and improve over time, officials noted.

Compared to the population, while the majority of Ontarians are vaccinated, those who are not vaccinated are still much more likely to land in hospital or intensive care than those who are vaccinated, according to the COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Table of Ontario.

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COVID cases in Ontario, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, tests

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 9,909 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, although this is an underestimate of the true widespread transmission of the virus due to recent testing restrictions. The provincial total of cases now stands at 915,940.

Of the 9,909 new cases recorded, the data showed that 1,336 were unvaccinated people, 303 were partially vaccinated, 7,753 were fully vaccinated. For 517 people, the vaccination status was unknown.

The death toll in the province rose to 10,480, as 35 more virus-related deaths were added over the past month.

There are a total of 783,214 recoveries, which represents about 83% of known cases. Solved cases increased by 19,816 from the previous day.

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For vaccinations, among the population aged 12 and over, 88.6 percent are fully vaccinated. Coverage for the first dose is 91.2 percent. The third dose of vaccination is 40 percent – more than 5.1 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

For young children aged 5 to 11, first dose coverage is 47.9%, of which 4.7% are now fully immunized.

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The province administered 164,160 doses on the last day.

The government said 58,831 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 21.4%. There are 79,521 tests currently under investigation.

Cases, Deaths and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

According to the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,884 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes in Ontario, an increase of 9 deaths since the previous day. A total of thirteen virus-related deaths have been reported among staff.

There are currently 311 outbreaks in the outbreaks, 21 more than the day before.

The ministry also said there are currently 1,905 active cases among long-term care residents and 3,609 active cases among staff – up 166 and 355, respectively, on the last day.

– With files from Ryan Rocca

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