Ontario COVID numbers: 1,679 people in hospital, 209 in intensive care – GLOBAL

April 29, 2022

Ontario is reporting 1,679 people in hospital with COVID on Friday, with 209 in intensive care.

This is down by 73 for hospitalizations and a decrease of nine for ICUs since the previous day.

Last Friday, there were 1,591 hospitalizations with 214 in ICU. This is a 5.5 per cent increase and a 2.3 per cent decrease, respectively, to the figures this week.

According to latest data for hospitalizations from the weekend, 56 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19. For those in ICUs, 30 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 2,760 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, though that is an underestimate of the true widespread transmission of the virus due to PCR testing eligibility. The provincial case total now stands at 1,255,338.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8796777/ontario-covid-cases-hospitalizations-april-29-coronavirus/

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