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Ontario reports 3,957 hospitalized with COVID-19, 42 new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 3,957 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 558 in intensive care units.

The new COVID-19 hospitalization numbers represent an increase from the 3,814 patients in hospital yesterday, and a rise of 31 in ICU.

The province is also reporting 42 new deaths today from the virus.

The number of people on ventilators due to COVID-19 also surged to 319 from 288 patients yesterday.

There are 10,732 new COVID-19 cases reported, though Public Health Ontario has noted that the total number is likely higher due to testing policy changes.

Provincial data shows 91.3 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 88.7 per cent have two doses.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2022.

The Canadian Press