900 patients infected with the virus are now admitted to intensive care units in the province, a new high number. The number of hospitalizations currently fell for the fourth consecutive day, and now stands at 2,152.
Several hospitals Like the Horizon Santé-NordWe are working to create additional beds in these specialized units. This week, the province also allowed hospitals to transfer patients to long-term care homes without their consent, in order to save beds. Scale it It could affect the Francophone elderly the mostAccording to several industry players.
The number of new daily cases has reached fewer than 4,000 for a week now. In its Saturday report, Public Health reported 3,369 new infections, 3,964 recoveries and 29 more deaths.
The authorities ’assessment shows 8,079 deaths related to the Coronavirus since the start of the epidemic.
Encouraging news: The number of active cases is decreasing (-624 active), reaching 37,438.
On the screening side, just over 46,800 tests have been conducted in the county in the past 24 hours, which is low enough to accommodate the county, but similar to trends in the past few days.
Finally, 107,700 doses of the vaccine have been administered since the previous day. Ontario now has a total of over 5.64 million doses administered. A total of 373,559 Ontario residents received both doses, according to county data, and are considered immune.
According to the City of Toronto, as of Saturday, 40% of Toronto adults had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.