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As ICU hospitalizations continue to grow, Ontario announces another 27 COVID-19 deaths

As ICU hospitalizations continue to grow, Ontario reports 27 more COVID-19 deaths.

Key Takeaways:

  • Another 27 deaths have been reported in Ontario as the number of patients in intensive care with COVID-19 continues to rise.
  • The number of patients in intensive care continues to rise, despite a decrease from the previous two days.
  • Based on just over 20,800 COVID-19 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says that the positivity rate in Ontario is around 16.1%.

As the count of patients in intensive care with COVID-19 continues to climb, another 27 deaths have been reported in Ontario.

According to health officials, the additional deaths happened in the last month, while a single fatality was deleted from the province’s total owing to data cleansing.

Long-term care residents accounted for two of the deaths.

At least 12,704 people have died due to catching the new coronavirus since the outbreak began.

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COVID-19 is present in at least 1,591 patients in Ontario hospitals. Although this is a reduction from the previous two days, the number of patients in intensive care continues to climb.

COVID-19 patients now number 214 in the ICU, up from 207 the day before.

About 61 percent of those people are being treated particularly for the condition.

The Ministry of Health reports that the positivity rate in Ontario is roughly 16.1%, based on little over 20,800 COVID-19 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

The last time the province’s optimism rate fell below 15% was in late March.

As ICU hospitalizations continue to grow, Ontario reports 27 more COVID-19 deaths.
As ICU hospitalizations continue to grow, Ontario reports 27 more COVID-19 deaths. Image from The New York Times

A representative for Ontario’s Minister of Health said that today’s case count is due to a data catch-up and “is not reflective of an actual daily increase in case counts.”

Due to a scarcity of PCR testing in the province, the number of daily infections is typically regarded as an underestimate.

According to Dr. Peter Juni, the scientific director of the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, the holiday long weekend will likely result in a minor increase in COVID-19 infections in Ontario. However, he also stated that the increase in infection would not significantly impact the sixth wave’s trajectory.

According to the province, nearly 90% of Ontarians aged five and above have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, with 86% receiving two doses and 51% receiving three shots.

Source: CTV News

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