Ontario COVID numbers: 1,455 people in hospital, 219 in intensive care

Ontario is reporting 1,455 people in hospital with COVID on Monday, with 219 in intensive care.

This is up by 93 for hospitalizations and an increase of seven for ICUs since the previous day, though officials noted not all hospitals reported updated figures due to the weekend.

Last Monday, there were 1,301 hospitalizations with 202 in ICU. This is a 12 per cent and 8 per cent increase, respectively, to the figures this week.

According to latest data for hospitalizations from the weekend, 54 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 34 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, testing

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 2,028 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 1,244,186.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 12,736 from the previous day as two more virus-related deaths were added.

There are a total of 1,197,545 recoveries, which is around 96 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,641 from the previous day.

For vaccinations, of the aged 12 and older population, 91.1 per cent are fully vaccinated. First dose coverage stands at 93 per cent. Third dose immunization is at 56.3 per cent — more than 7.2 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

For young children aged five to 11, first dose coverage stands at 56.1 per cent with 35 per cent who are fully vaccinated.

The province administered 8,625 doses in the last day.

The government said 13,247 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 4,688 tests currently under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 15.3 per cent, down from 18.7 per cent reported a week ago.

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