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Ontario COVID numbers: 1,423 people in hospital, 211 in intensive care

Ontario is reporting 1,423 people in hospital with COVID on Monday, with 211 in intensive care.

This is up by 13 for hospitalizations and an increase 24 of seven for ICUs since the previous day, though officials noted not all hospitals reported updated figures due to the weekend.

Last Monday, there were 1,455 hospitalizations with 219 in ICU. This is a 2.1 per cent decrease and 3.6 per cent decrease, respectively, to the figures this week.

According to latest data for hospitalizations from the weekend, 58 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 35 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, vaccinations, recoveries, testing

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 1,275 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, 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 1,261,655.

The death toll in the province has remained at 12,842 from the previous day as no new virus-related deaths were added.

There are a total of 1,219,640 recoveries, which is around 97 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,292 from the previous day.

For vaccinations, of the aged 12 and older population, 91.1 per cent are fully vaccinated. First dose coverage stands at 93 per cent. Third dose immunization is at 56.5 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 56.3 per cent with 35.3 per cent who are fully vaccinated.

The province administered 6,015 doses in the last day.

The government said 11,849 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 4,374 tests currently under investigation.

The test positivity rate stands at 14 per cent, down from 15.3 per cent reported a week ago.

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