Ontario reports a record 4,183 COVID-19 patients in hospital


Published January 18, 2022 at 10:47 am

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting a record 4,183 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 580 people in intensive care.

That’s up from 3,887 in hospitals on Monday, though not all hospitals report data from the weekends.

There are 37 new COVID-19 deaths being reported today.

Ontario is reporting 7,086 new cases of COVID-19, though Public Health Ontario has said the number is likely higher because of a current policy restricting who can access tests.

Eighty-two per cent of Ontario residents aged five and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 88 per cent have at least one dose.

About 56 per cent of long-term care homes in the province have active COVID-19 outbreaks.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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