Ontario hospitalizations for COVID-19 drop to 370, lowest level in months

Ontario health officials report the lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalization cases in the province since December.

According to the latest data from the Ontario Ministry of Health, 370 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

The last time the province reported fewer than 370 people hospitalized with COVID-19 was on December 20, 2021, when officials recorded 284 hospitalizations.

Meanwhile, the number of IC admissions has increased slightly from 110 to 112.

It should be noted that not all hospitals report patient data on weekends.

Of those patients in the hospital, the province says 42 are breathing on a ventilator because of COVID-19. That is eight less people who are on a ventilator from a week ago.

A week ago, 419 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, 111 of whom were in the ICU.

With 6,884 PCR tests processed in the past 24 hours, the county reports a positivity rate of 6.5 cents. That’s compared to 7.1 percent around this time last week and 8.6 percent two weeks ago.

There are currently 13,338 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the province to 1,312,844.

Several epidemiologists and public health experts predict transmission will remain low throughout the summer, but rates could rise once people move indoors as it gets colder.

Today, the ministry added two net new deaths to its COVID-19 tally, which now stands at 13,338. It has added 50 net new deaths to the total since this time last week.

Currently, there are 57 active outbreaks in care homes, 32 in retirement homes and 21 in hospitals, compared to 73, 33 and 22 last week, respectively.

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