Ontario reports 438 COVID patients in ICU, 2,467 hospitalized

THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 438 people in intensive care with COVID-19 and 2,467 people hospitalized with the virus in total.

Health Minister Christine Elliott shared the figures noting that not all hospitals report data from the weekend.

The province reported 9,706 new COVID-19 cases, but Public Health Ontario has noted that the actual number of cases is likely higher due to a policy making tests less accessible.

There were 12 new virus deaths reported.

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

The numbers come as Metrolinx, the Crown corporation that runs GO Transit, reported staffing levels reduced by 20 to 30 per cent due to the Omicron variant’s spread, reducing transit options for commuters.