Ontario COVID numbers: 808 people in hospital, 140 in intensive care

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Ontario is reporting 808 people in hospital with COVID on Tuesday, with 140 in intensive care.

This is up by 197 for hospitalizations but a decrease of seven for ICUs since the previous day as hospitals report updated figures from the weekend.

Last Tuesday, there were 890 hospitalizations with 157 in ICU indicating a drop in figures week-over-week.

According to latest data for hospitalizations, 59 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 32 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, testing

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 590 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 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 1,303,033.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 13,241 from the previous day as 15 new virus-related deaths were added. The province noted that one of the deaths occurred more than a month ago following data cleanup.

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There are a total of 1,279,588 recoveries, which is around 98 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,124 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 93.2 per cent. Third dose immunization is at 57 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 56.7 per cent with 36.2 per cent who are fully vaccinated.

The province administered 14,540 doses in the last day.

The government said 9,535 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 4,640 tests currently under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 8.3 per cent, down from 9.1 per cent reported a week ago.

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