Ontario COVID numbers: 1,563 in hospital, 204 in intensive care

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Ontario had 1,563 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Saturday, according to data released by the province.

The province also reported 204 people in intensive care.

The figures represent a decrease of almost 100 hospitalizations compared to Friday when there were 1,662 people in hospital and 210 people in ICU.

The number in hospitals has also decreased week-on-week, but intensive care occupancy rose. There were 1,676 people in hospital last Saturday and 188 in ICU.

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Ontario reported 2,164 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday. That figure, experts say, is likely an underestimate of the true number of cases due to testing restrictions that limit access to PCR tests in the province.

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The test positivity for results published on Saturday was 13.1 per cent, a small decrease from the 13.8 per cent reported on Friday.

Ontario also reported 24 new deaths. A total of 12,962 people have passed away since the pandemic began, provincial data shows.

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Canada’s top doctor said Friday that there are indicators COVID-19 transmission is slowing in the country.

Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer of Canada, said wastewater signals were showing signs of a plateau.

“Currently, lagging severity trends such as hospitalizations are still elevated but beginning to decline in some jurisdictions,” she said during a press conference.

Ontario’s case total since the pandemic began now stands at 1,272,972.

More to come…

— With files from Eric Stober


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