Ontario records 138 deaths due to COVID-19 as it grapples with surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses – CBC

143 people in ICUs due to the novel coronavirus, 55 on ventilators

Nov 10, 2022

Ontario has seen 138 more people die due to COVID-19 over the past week as it grapples with a surge in respiratory illnesses in children that is straining hospital resources across the province.

That’s an increase from the previous seven days when the province reported that 120 people died with the virus.

However, newly reported data from the Ministry of Health shows the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 dropped from 1,842 last Thursday to 1,722 this Wednesday.

The province says there are 143 people in ICUs due to the virus, 55 of them on ventilators. Last week, there were 140 in intensive care, with 57 people on ventilators.

Meanwhile, Ontario’s positivity rate dipped to 11.5 per cent, down from 14.6 last week.

Positivity rates can vary depending on the number of people who test for the virus. This past January, the province moved to limit PCR testing to high-risk populations and settings only.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-update-nov-10-1.6648169

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