Ontario has changed the eligibility for publicly funded COVID-19 testing. As a result, the daily case numbers provided by Ontario Public Health are not an accurate reflection of how many cases there are in the province.
Ontario reported that 1,550 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, and there were 19 new deaths on Tuesday.
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Hospitalizations have increased by 181 patients since Monday. There are 384 patients in the ICU, down 10 from Monday.
Of the 384 patients in ICU, 79.5% were admitted due to COVID-19, while 20.5% were admitted for other reasons and tested positive for the virus.
384 people are in ICU with #COVID19. 79.5% of patients admitted to the ICU were admitted for COVID-19 and 20.5% were admitted for other reasons but have tested positive for COVID-19.
There are 1,593 new cases of COVID-19.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) February 15, 2022
The province reported at least 1,593 new COVID-19 cases. To date, Ontario has reported 12,120 deaths from COVID-19.