Ontario reports 80 more COVID-19 deaths, marking 2nd-deadliest week of 7th wave – CBC

Number of people in hospital down slightly but ICU numbers about the same as last week

Aug 04, 2022

Ontario is reporting 80 more deaths linked to COVID-19 over the past seven days, making this week the second-deadliest of the seventh wave so far.

Last week, the province reported 82 deaths linked to the virus.

Newly released data from the Ministry of Health shows the number of people in hospital with the virus is down slightly from 1492 this time last week to 1474 on Thursday.

The number of people in intensive care because of the virus stayed about the same — 139 Thursday compared with 138 a week ago.

The new numbers come as the province continues to grapple with a seventh wave of the virus, driven largely by the BA.5 Omicron subvariant. The province has said the seventh wave officially began June 19.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-aug-4-2022-7th-wave-1.6541543

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