Ontario reports 4,026 hospitalizations on Saturday, nearly 50 new deaths | CBC News

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. 

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