Ontario reports 553 COVID-19 hospitalizations

Ontario is reporting 553 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday.

That’s down from 707 people on Saturday and 667 people hospitalized on Friday, although at least 10 per cent of hospitals do not report their figures on the weekend.

Ontario reported another 2,215 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as confirmed by limited PCR testing. However, virus levels seen in wastewater data suggest daily infections are somewhere between 15,000 to 20,000. 

Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health’s daily provincial update:

Tests completed: 16,066.

Provincewide test positivity rate: 12.2 per cent.

Active cases: 19,149.

Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 157; 93 needed a ventilator to breathe.

Deaths: Three, pushing the official toll to 12,401.

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