Ontario COVID numbers: 1,248 people in hospital, 163 in intensive care

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Ontario is reporting 1,248 people in hospital with COVID on Wednesday, with 163 in intensive care.

This is down by 97 for hospitalizations and a decrease of two for ICUs since the previous day. Last Wednesday, there were 1,528 hospitalizations with 176 in ICU.

According to latest data for hospitalizations, 62 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 41 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, testing

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,692 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 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 1,290,249.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 13,099 from the previous day as 16 new virus-related deaths were added. This includes two deaths that were added to the total following data cleanup

There are a total of 1,259,578 recoveries, which is around 97 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,374 from the previous day.

For vaccinations, of the aged 12 and older population, 91.3 per cent are fully vaccinated. First dose coverage stands at 93.1 per cent. Third dose immunization is at 56.8 per cent — more than 7.3 million Ontarians have received a booster shot.

For young children aged five to 11, first dose coverage stands at 56.5 per cent with 35.9 per cent who are fully vaccinated.

The province administered 27,019 doses in the last day.

The government said 15,599 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 5,321 tests currently under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 10.5 per cent, down from 11.3 per cent reported a week ago.

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