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Ontario COVID-19: 21 deaths reported last week

Written by Javed Iqbal

Ontario officials have confirmed 21 new COVID-19 deaths over the past week, while hospital admissions related to the disease continue to decline slowly.

Provincial data on COVID-19 is now released weekly in Ontario every Thursday at 14.00

The latest data shows that 486 people are being treated with COVID-19 in hospitals in Ontario. This represents a small decrease from the 491 reported patients in the hospital a week before.

Of those in the hospital, about 43 percent are treated specifically for COVID-19, while the rest of the patients tested positive after admission.

There are 96 people in the intensive care unit with COVID-19 per. June 23, and the province says about 61 percent were hospitalized because of the new coronavirus.

One week ago, there were 109 COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit.

In the last seven days, the province has confirmed a further 21 deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total death toll in the province to 13,378.

Just over 61,000 COVID-19 tests were administered last week, leading to an average positivity of about 7.6 percent.

The seven-day average from the previous week was around 6.9 per cent.

The vast majority of Ontarians are not eligible for COVID-19 testing, and the results of rapid antigen testing performed at home are not tracked.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been 1,319,977 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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