Ontario on Wednesday reported 4,016 people in the hospital with COVID with 608 in intensive care units.
That is with eight more hospitalizations, but a decrease of 18 in ICUs since the previous day.
The province has recently begun to differentiate between those who were admitted directly to the hospital due to COVID, and those who were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.
Of the 4,016 people in the hospital with COVID-19, 56 percent were admitted due to the virus, while 44 percent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the 608 people in ICUs with the virus, about 83 percent were admitted because of the virus, while about 17 percent were admitted for other reasons.
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Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 5,368 new laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, though this is an underestimation of the true widespread transmission of the virus due to recent testing restrictions. The provincial case total now stands at 1,010,247.
Of the 5,368 new cases recorded, the data showed 801 were unvaccinated people, 191 were partially vaccinated people, 3,805 were fully vaccinated people. For 571 people, the vaccination status was unknown.
The death toll in the province rose to 11,160 as 92 more virus-related deaths were added.
A spokesman for Ontario’s health ministry said 89 of the deaths had occurred in the past 21 days. Three other deaths occurred more than a month ago and were added after a data cleanup, officials noticed.
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“Of these, six deaths occurred yesterday, 23 deaths on January 24, 27 deaths occurred on January 23, with the remainder in the preceding days,” the spokesman said.
“While this will not change the fact that these individuals have tragically lost their lives, it is important to be transparent and provide the public with as much context as we can.”
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There are a total of 942,158 repairs, which is about 93 percent of known cases. Discharged cases increased by 9,913 from the previous day.
For vaccinations, from the age of 12 and older population, 89 percent were fully vaccinated. First dose coverage stands at 91.7 percent. Third-dose immunization is at 47.5 percent – more than 6.1 million Ontarians received a booster shot.
For young children aged five to 11, the first dose of coverage stands at 52.5 percent with 12.3 percent now fully vaccinated.
The province administered 79,059 doses on the last day.
The government said 33,687 tests had been processed in the previous 24 hours. There are currently 20,190 tests under investigation.
The test positivity rate stands at 14.1 percent.
More to come.
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