Ontario reports 1,038 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 274 in ICU


Published February 22, 2022 at 11:43 am

Ontario is reporting 1,038 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 274 in intensive care.

That’s down from 1,403 hospitalizations and 321 in intensive care a week ago.

The province is also reporting nine more deaths due to the virus.

There are also 1,282 new COVID-19 cases logged, though policies restricting access to testing mean that number is likely higher.

The province says 129 long-term care homes — or about 20 per cent of facilities — have active COVID-19 outbreaks.

Ontario isn’t reporting data on COVID-19 cases in schools, but three schools were closed on Feb. 18, the most recent data posted given the Family Day holiday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2022.

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