The number of COVID-positive hospital patients in Ontario has jumped back up to rates reported more than three weeks ago.
Today’s update from the province indicates 790 COVID-positive patients in hospital, which is around the same amount reported at the end of Feburary and beginning of March. Since then hospitalization numbers had been slowly decreasing, dipping as low as 551 last week.
Seven more COVID deaths have been confirmed in the latest provincial COVID update, bringing the total number of deaths since March 1 to 214.
Over the course of the pandemic, the province has reported 12,414 deaths that were either caused by COVID, COVID was a contributing factor to the death, or the cause of death was unknown or missing.
There were 1,683 more recoveries and 1,610 new cases confirmed through lab testing in today’s report. New case counts are underestimated due to limited testing.
As of today, Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,156,656 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 1,124,888 cases recovered or resolved.