Ontario reported on Saturday that there are 4,026 people hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. That’s slightly lower than Friday’s count of 4,114, although not all hospitals report figures on the weekend.
There are currently 600 people in intensive care units as a result of COVID-19, 378 of whom require ventilators to breathe.
Of those people in ICUs, Health Minister Christine Elliott said 81 per cent were admitted to the units because of COVID-19 while 19 per cent came in for other reasons but have now tested positive.
The province is also reporting at least 6,473 new COVID-19 cases, although testing restrictions mean that number is likely not a reliable indicator of the spread of the infectious disease across the province.
Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health’s daily provincial update:
Tests completed: 36,396.
Provincewide test positivity rate: 15.9 per cent.
Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 600; 378 needed a ventilator to breathe.
Deaths: 47, pushing the official toll to 10,912.
Vaccinations: Upwards of 104,00 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered on Friday, bringing the total doses administered to date in the province up to 29,977,268.