Ontario’s COVID-19 ICU admissions climb, overall hospitalizations drop – CBC

Province reports another 26 deaths linked to the virus

Apr 22, 2022

The number of patients with COVID-19 in Ontario’s intensive care units rose slightly again Friday to 214, though the increase was contrasted by a drop in overall admissions to hospitals.

The 214 people requiring critical care is another new high for the ongoing sixth wave of the pandemic. Of those patients, 61 per cent were admitted to ICU as a direct result of COVID-19 symptoms.

The total number of patients with COVID-19 in hospitals dropped to 1,591, down from 1,626 on Thursday. Roughly 46 per cent of those hospitalized with COVID-19 were admitted due to the illness, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry also reported another 4,668 confirmed COVID-19 cases as part of a “data catch up.” In a statement, a ministry spokesperson said the count is not reflective of a single-day increase, but provided no further details on when the additional cases may have occurred.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-april-22-2022-hospitalizations-1.6427379

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