Ontario reports 2,279 in hospital, 319 in ICU


TORONTO – Ontario is re- porting 2,279 patients in hospital with COVID-19, including 319 people in intensive care.

That’s up from 2,081 patients hospitalized and 288 people in ICUs one day ago.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 232 intensive care patients are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 87 are fully vaccinated.

Twenty new deaths were reported in the province.

The province is reporting 13,339 new COVID-19 cases but Public Health Ontario says the actual case count is likely higher due to the current testing policy.

The numbers come ahead of an expected update from provincial officials on the deployment of rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.

Provincial data show 81 per cent of Ontarians aged five and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 87 per cent have at least one dose.