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Ontario reports 842 in hospital with COVID-19, 281 in intensive care

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COVID-19: Key health indicators continue to improve a week after restrictions eased, Ontario’s top doctor says
WATCH: COVID-19 — Key health indicators continue to improve a week after restrictions eased, Ontario's top doctor says – Feb 24, 2022

A total of 842 people are in an Ontario hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday, as the province continues to work to control the ongoing pandemic.

The latest data released by the province also said 281 people were receiving care in an intensive care unit (ICU).

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The numbers reflect a drop in both hospitalizations and ICU admissions from numbers provided by the province on Saturday, when 1,024 people were in hospital and 284 were in intensive care.

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However, in a tweet Sunday morning, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said that not all hospitals report data on weekends.

The provincial data showed there were 2,001 new cases of the virus reported in Ontario Sunday.

However, experts have cautioned that this is likely an undercount, as the province has implemented more stringent rules regarding who can access a COVID-19 test.

Ontario also reported ten more deaths on Sunday, bringing the province’s total death toll to 12,430.

According to Elliott, so far in Ontario, a total of 31,673,271 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

“92.6 per cent of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and 90.5 per cent have two doses,” she wrote in a tweet.

Elliott said if you still need your first, second or booster dose “it’s not too late.”

More to come…

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