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 1,066 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday, and 41 new deaths.
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Hospitalizations have decreased by 40 patients since Wednesday. There are 302 patients in ICU, down 17 patients from Wednesday.
302 people are in ICU with #COVID19. 74% of patients admitted to the ICU were admitted for COVID-19 and 26% were admitted for other reasons but have tested positive for COVID-19.
There are 2,404 new cases of COVID-19.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) February 24, 2022
Of the 302 patients in ICU, 74% were admitted due to COVID-19 while 26% were admitted for other reasons and tested positive for the virus.
The province reported at least 2,404 new COVID-19 cases. To date, Ontario has reported 12,347 deaths from COVID-19.