COVID-19: provincial hospitalizations increase again; 10,732 new cases reported

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 hit another high on Saturday, with another 3,957 patients reported in Ontario.

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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 hit another high on Saturday, with another 3,957 patients reported in Ontario.

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As is her current practice, Health Minister Christine Elliott noted on Twitter that 53% of patients were admitted to hospital for COVID-19, while “47% were admitted for other reasons, but have tested positive for COVID-19.”

There are now 558 patients in intensive care. Elliott noted that 78% of them were admitted for symptoms of COVID-19 while 22% were admitted for other complaints and later tested positive.

A total of 10,732 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ontario, while the number of known active cases slipped to 99,315.

There were 43 additional deaths reported, bringing the pandemic total to 10,565 people.

In Capital Region health units: Ottawa reported 466 new cases; Eastern Ontario, which includes Cornwall and Hawkesbury, had 130; Leeds Grenville Lanark had 50 new cases and; Renfrew netted 30.
Ottawa reports its own numbers later in the day and these may differ from the provincial tally because the data is collected at different times of the day.

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