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Public Health Ontario reports 842 people in hospital with COVID-19 and nine deaths

Testing captured 2,001 new cases of COVID-19 in the province
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 842 people in hospital with COVID-19, and 2,001 new COVID cases today, however, these numbers may be underestimated due to limitations in who can get tested.

Not all hospitals report a daily bed census over the weekend.

The Feb. 27 updates provided by the province's public health agency and the ministry of health also reported the following data:

  • 2,081 recoveries and nine deaths
  • Of the new cases reported today, 226 were unvaccinated people, 61 were partially vaccinated, 1,518 were fully vaccinated, and 196 are listed as vaccination status unknown.
  • 281 patients are in ICU with COVID-19 related illness.
  • 181 patients in ICU with COVID-19 are on ventilators (22 of those patients no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • The province reported 15,434 tests were processed yesterday with a 12.9 per cent positivity rate.
  • Another 3,502 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, over 23 million tests have been completed.


  • There were 27,897 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered yesterday.
  • 31,673,271 doses of vaccine have been administered.
  • In total, 12,005,680 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 1,100,696 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 1,069,795 recoveries and 12,430 deaths, 4,476 of those in long-term care homes.

Amanda Rabski-McColl, LJI Reporter

About the Author: Amanda Rabski-McColl, LJI Reporter

Amanda Rabski-McColl is a Diversity Reporter under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada
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