Ontario COVID numbers: 1,207 people in hospital, 168 in intensive care

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Ontario is reporting 1,207 people in hospital with COVID on Thursday, with 168 in intensive care.

This is down by 41 for hospitalizations but an increase of five for ICUs since the previous day. Last Thursday, there were 1,451 hospitalizations with 175 in ICU.

According to latest data for hospitalizations, 61 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 38 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, testing

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,565 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 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 1,291,814.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 13,122 from the previous day as 23 new virus-related deaths were added. This includes three deaths that were added to the total following data cleanup

Among the deaths, three were residents of long-term care homes. One death occurred in a health care worker.

There are a total of 1,261,782 recoveries, which is around 97 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,204 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 56.9 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 25,175 doses in the last day.

The government said 15,462 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 5,724 tests currently under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 9.6 per cent, down from 10.7 per cent reported a week ago.

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