Ontario COVID-19: 2,419 hospitalizations, 412 intensive care admissions, nearly 12,000 new cases

Another 21 people have died after contracting COVID-19 in Ontario as the number of intensive care patients with the disease continues to rise.

Health officials said on Sunday that at least 412 people were in intensive care because of COVID-19. Of these patients, 226 breathe using a ventilator.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care was 385 on Saturday, 338 on Friday and 219 on Thursday.

As of Sunday morning, at least 2,419 people hospitalized have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a slight drop from Saturday, but officials noted that not all hospitals provide COVID-19 data on weekends.

Inpatient vaccination data is also not available.

Ontario is also reporting 11,959 more infections, but officials said the number of infections reported each day was an underestimate due to a lack of testing.

With just over 49,400 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says Ontario’s positivity rate is around 27.7%.

21 more people have died after contracting COVID-19, officials said, bringing the total number of deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic to 10,366.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been at least 878,591 laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE CASES OF COVID-19?

The majority of cases continue to be in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, there are 2,198 infections in Toronto, 1,664 in Peel Region and 1,052 in York Region. Hamilton reports 697 new infections on Sunday as there are 641 cases in Durham and 632 in Halton.

Other municipalities reporting more than 400 new cases include Waterloo (604), Windsor-Essex (558), Ottawa (525), Middlesex-London (482) and Niagara (417).

Four other municipalities have reported more than 100 new infections while all other public health units have less than 100 cases.

Among the infections reported on Sunday, 835 were identified in children under the age of 12, while 900 more were found in young people aged 12 to 19.

There were 4,722 cases in people aged 20 to 39 years and a further 3,551 cases in people aged 40 to 59 years.

At least 1,939 infections have been identified in people over the age of 60, including at least 204 long-term care residents.

Four of Sunday’s 21 deaths were long-term care residents, the province said.

In addition, 55 other healthcare workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

The province says more than 133,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours. In total, about 91.1% of Ontarians over the age of 12 received at least one dose, while 88.4% received two doses.

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The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.

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