Ontario records 58 COVID-19 deaths, a significant drop in hospital admissions

Ontario health officials reported 58 additional deaths related to COVID-19 Sunday, while hospital admissions dropped significantly to 3,019.

On Saturday, there were 3,439 patients admitted due to COVID-19.

Health authorities said 3,019 people in the hospital tested positive for COVID-19, including 587 people in intensive care units (ICUs).

The province did not release data today on how many patients were admitted for the virus and how many were admitted for other reasons, but testing positive for COVID-19. Vaccination status for inpatients was also not provided by the province today.

Of the 58 deaths reported Sunday, 55 occurred in the past month, and three occurred more than a month ago but were added to the total as part of a data cleanup, according to Sunday’s epidemiological report.

Nineteen deaths reported Sunday were among long-term care residents, according to the province’s epidemiological report.

Meanwhile, Ontario reports 3,960 new COVID-19 cases, but health officials have warned that the number is an underestimation due to limited testing.

With 23,638 tests processed in the last 24 hours, Ontario reports a test positivity of 13.5 percent.

Most infections were identified in the Greater Toronto Area. Officials report 721 new cases in Toronto, 557 in the Peel region, 234 new cases in the York region and 119 new cases in the Durham region. Officials reported 224 new cases in Ottawa.

The province registers that 203 residents in long-term care homes have COVID-19 together with 52 employees.

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