COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario climb to 1,496 – CBC

206 people with virus being treated in intensive care units

Apr 19, 2022

The number of people with COVID-19 in Ontario’s hospitals climbed to 1,486, the province said Tuesday, while overall admissions to intensive care reached 206.

It’s the highest number of patients with the illness in ICUs since mid-March, and the most in hospitals during the ongoing sixth wave of the pandemic.

Of the 206 people requiring critical care, 64 per cent were admitted as a direct result of the virus, while nearly 36 per cent tested positive for COVID-19 after being admitted for another reason, according to the province.

Limited PCR testing resulted in another 1,218 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Public Health Ontario reported a 17.9 per cent positivity rate from the 15,322 lab-based tests that were completed.

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