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Thursday, August 11, 2022

COVID-19 positivity rate reaches highest level since mid-January, no new deaths

Ontario officials say no new virus-related deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, but the province is once again seeing an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and week-on-week increases in intensive care. has been

According to officials, there are now 857 COVID-19 patients being treated in Ontario hospitals, including 168 in ICUs. This is up from 655 and 158 respectively a week ago.

With no new virus-related deaths confirmed today, the death toll from COVID-19 in Ontario stands at 12,470.

Another 2,248 cases were confirmed by provincial laboratories today, but this remains a significant shortfall due to restrictions on who is eligible to be tested.

Of the new confirmed cases, 309 include people who have not been fully vaccinated, 525 include patients with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, 1,226 include people who have received three shots, And 188 includes people with unknown vaccination status.

With only 11,195 tests in the last 24 hours, Ontario is reporting a provincewide positivity rate of 19 percent, the highest positivity rate recorded since January 18.

Experts have said the number of hospitalizations in the province will increase this spring after easing public health restrictions, which include mandatory masking in most public places and the removal of capacity limits inside businesses.

Dr. Peter Juni, Scientific Director of Ontario’s Science Advisory Table, told CP24 last week that it is “very clear” that Ontario is now in a new wave of pandemics.

“When you look at our wastewater, it’s very clear. You can call it whatever you want, you know; is it a resurgence of the Omicron wave we have or is it the sixth wave,” he said.

“The point here is really it’s totally our responsibility to see what we’re looking for and we’ve just gotten a little bit ahead of ourselves and here we are… and we have our way to keep the slope of the wave upwards.” The work is relatively flat so that we are never again challenged in our hospitals.”

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 daily epidemiological summary. The number of cases for any given city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by province, as local units report figures at different times.

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