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Covid-19, an endless massacre: another 29 dead in Ontario

TORONTO – The sad threshold of 13 thousand deaths related to Covid-19 has been exceeded: today Ontario recorded another 29 victims, which bring the total, from the beginning of the pandemic in the province, to 13,020. 

1,528 people in hospital with the virus, 176 of them in intensive care. There is therefore a slight decrease compared to the 1,555 patients present in Ontario hospitals yesterday. The number of people covered in intensive care is also decreasing: yesterday there were 188.

On the contagion front, Ontario today reported 1,995 new cases of Covid-19 but provincial health officials remain open to warn that the number represents an underestimate due to the limits imposed on the officers, which are reserved only for categories “at risk”. 20,465 those processed today, with a positivity rate of 11.3 percent which therefore falls (yesterday it was 12.4%).

Turning to the territorial distribution of the new cases, in the Greater Toronto Area 522 were registered in Toronto, 161 in the Peel region, 130 in the York region. 108 new cases were also reported in Hamilton. All other areas detected fewer than 100 new cases. 103 of the infections were detected today in residents (and 25 in staff) of long-term care homes throughout Ontario, and 4 of the reported deaths refer to the same facilities. There are still 189 long-term care homes in Ontario facing a Covid-19 outbreaks.

2,148 healings today, bringing the number of Ontario patients cleared of the infection to 1,244,969, out of a total of 1,279,200 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic in the province. The active and known cases, official, are now 21,211: yesterday they were 22,285 and this confirms once again that the contagion is slowing down. For over ten days, in fact, the number of active and known cases has been decreasing by almost 1,000 per day: it is true that the data are partial, as they are processed only on the basis of “official” tests (reserved for certain categories of people) , but it is equally true that the trend is that.

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