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COVID-19: Ontario reports 18 more deaths, 168 patients in ICUs

Southlake reports a dip in hospitalizations from 50 to 46 patients
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There are 1,453 COVID-positive patients currently hospitalized in Ontario, including 168 COVID patients in intensive care units. 

The provincial update included 18 more deaths that all occurred within the last 30 days. Since April 13, 406 people in Ontario have died because of COVID, with between four and 21 deaths per day.

COVID-19 has been the cause of, or a factor in, the death of 13,052 people in Ontario since March 2020, according to the province's daily reporting.

The daily update included 1,969 lab-confirmed COVID cases. Case counts are assumed to be underestimated because of limited PCR testing and only PCR results are included in the daily case counts.

Since the start of the pandemic, Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,283,329 cases of COVID-19 and reported 1,249,820 cases recovered or resolved.

The May 13 updates provided by the province's public health agency and the ministry of health also reported the following data:

Hospitalizations

  • Of the 1,453 people hospitalized with COVID, 40 per cent were admitted because of COVID-19 and 60 per cent were admitted for other reasons, but test positive for COVID-19.
  • Included in the hospitalized patients, not in the ICU, are 207 unvaccinated people, 49 people with one dose of COVID vaccine, and 932 people with two or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 168 patients are in intensive care units with COVID-related illnesses, including 71 patients on ventilators. 
  • Among the ICU patients are 24 unvaccinated patients, 11 people with one dose of a COVID vaccine, and 62 people with two or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Vaccination

  • About 86 per cent of the population over four years old in Ontario has two or more doses of COVID vaccine (about 12.1 million people)
  • More than 7.3 million people in Ontario have had three doses of a COVID vaccine.
  • 10 per cent of the eligible population (aged 5 and up) is unvaccinated

Testing 

  • Ontario labs processed 16,020 tests, resulting in a 12 per cent positivity.

York Region

The York Region public dashboard is updated Tuesday and Fridays at 4 p.m.

Here is the most recent report for Newmarket and York Region.

Today, Southlake Regional Health Centre is reporting a dip in COVID hospitalizations, from 50 to 46 patients, including two in ICU.

—With files from Debora Kelly