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Ontario reports 722 people in the hospital with COVID, 232 in ICU

Ontario is reporting 722 people in hospital with COVID-19 Saturday, and 232 in intensive care.

That’s compared with 717 people in hospital and 238 in ICUs on Friday.

Public Health Ontario is also reporting 16 more deaths due to COVID-19.

The province said it changed its method of reporting on Friday, which affected the count of COVID-19 deaths.

Ontario reported 2,015 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, though the province’s top doctor has said the actual number is likely 10 times higher, given that access to testing is restricted.

Roughly seven per cent of the province’s long-term care homes are reporting active outbreaks of COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version included an incorrect day of the week.

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