Ontario reports 2,254 COVID-19 patients in hospital, 474 in ICU

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Published February 8, 2022 at 11:18 am

Ontario reported 2,254 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 474 patients in intensive care on Tuesday.

That’s down from 3,091 people in hospital and 568 people ICU a week ago. 

The province is also reporting 42 more virus-related deaths.

There were 2,092 new COVID-19 cases reported, though Public Health Ontario has said the true number is likely higher due to the province’s current restricted testing policy. 

Just under half of the province’s long-term care homes – 285 out of 626 – were experiencing outbreaks as of Tuesday.

The province isn’t reporting on COVID-19 cases in schools but five schools were closed for operational reasons and 173 schools reported absences of 30 per cent or higher the previous day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2022. 

The Canadian Press

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