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Ontario COVID-19: more than 1,300 people hospitalized, 11 new deaths


Ontario health officials report 1,392 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Saturday, including 156 intensive care patients, and 11 new deaths from the virus.

Eleven new deaths from the virus were reported on Saturday. Since the start of the pandemic, 13,063 people have lost their lives to the disease.

Of Saturday’s hospitalizations, 188 patients are unvaccinated and 913 are fully vaccinated. The vaccination status of the remaining patients is unknown.

Thirty-nine percent of patients hospitalized on Saturday were admitted with COVID-19, while the remaining 61% tested positive after an unrelated admission. In ICUs, these percentages are 65% and 35% respectively.

Of the patients currently being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario ICUs, 27 are unvaccinated and 68 are fully vaccinated. The vaccination status of the remaining patients is unknown.

The province reported 1,575 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but health officials warned that number is a significant underestimate due to testing limitations.

Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 1,284,904.


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