Mar 28, 2022
By Steve Kee
Ontario is reporting 655 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 158 in intensive care on Monday.
That’s compared with 553 hospitalizations and 157 people in ICUs Sunday.
There were 551 people in hospital one week ago.
The province notes more than 10 per cent of hospitals do not report hospitalization data on weekends, so the real number is likely higher.
The test positivity rate Monday of 17.9 per cent is the highest its been since it hit 18.8 per cent on Jan. 25 during the height of the Omicron wave although the total number of tests, 6,243, is a 90-day low.
The province is reporting three more COVID-19 deaths.
Ontario is also reporting 1,741 new cases of COVID-19, but the province’s top doctor has said the actual number is likely 10 times higher than the daily log, since access to PCR testing is restricted.