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ICU admissions continue to grow as Ontario reports 11,959 new COVID cases

The number of people currently seeking help in intensive care units (ICU) for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals continues to rise, the latest provincial data suggests.

New numbers released on Sunday said that 412 people are now receiving care in ICUs across the province after testing positive for COVID-19. That marks an increase of 27 since Saturday.

A total of 226 people are currently on a ventilator in an Ontario hospital.

According to Ontario’s Health Minister Christine Elliott, the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19-related patients in Ontario ICUs now sits at 322.

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However, the number of people hospitalized in Ontario with COVID-19 dropped slightly on Sunday, as the virus continues to spread widely across the province.

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The data said 2,419 people are currently in Ontario hospitals after contracting the novel coronavirus, a drop of 175 since Saturday.

On Saturday, 2,594 people were in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19, marking the highest the figure had been since the pandemic began.

What’s more, 385 people were in ICUs due to COVID-19. Of those individuals, 219 were on a ventilator.

However, Elliott noted in a post on Twitter, that not all hospitals report data on weekends.

According to Elliott, by Sunday, 28,457,813 vaccines had been administered in Ontario, with more than 133,000 doses given on Saturday.

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“91.1 per cent of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and 88.4 per cent have two doses,” she wrote.

The latest provincial data said to date, 4,686,745 people have received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest data suggests there have been 878,591 COVID-19 cases in Ontario since the pandemic began.

The province reported 11,959 new cases on Sunday.

To date, there have been 10,366 COVID-19-related fatalities in Ontario. Twenty-one new deaths were reported on Sunday.

— with a file from Global News’ Ryan Rocca

© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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