Another 120 people died from COVID-19 in Ontario this week. Here’s what you need to know – CBC

New numbers come as province’s top doctor says mask mandates not out of question amid ‘triple threat’

Nov 03, 2022

Another 120 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Ontario over the past week, while the province’s reported hospitalizations linked to the virus dipped slightly but remain higher than they’ve been in eight months.

The newly reported data from the Ministry of Health shows the number of people in hospital with the virus dropped from 1,921 last week to 1,842 this week. Not since February has the province seen numbers of hospitalizations this high.

Of those in hospital, 140 are in intensive care, a slight drop from the 148 reported last Thursday.

Ontario’s official COVID-19 death toll is now 14,844, inching closer to the 15,000-mark. Earlier this year, the province changed its reporting to exclude deaths not directly attributed to the virus.

The new numbers come as Ontario faces with its top doctor has called a “triple threat” of a bad flu season, COVID-19 and the resurgence of a viral illness in children known as RSV.

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