Ontario reports 1,038 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 319 in ICU

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Ontario is reporting 1,038 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 319 in intensive care.

That’s down from 1,403 hospitalizations and 364 in intensive care a week ago.

The province is also reporting nine more deaths due to the virus.

There are also 1,282 new COVID-19 cases logged, though policies restricting access to testing mean that number is likely higher.

The province says 129 long-term care homes — or about 20 per cent of facilities — have active COVID-19 outbreaks.

Ontario isn’t reporting data on COVID-19 cases in schools, but three schools were closed on Feb. 18, the most recent data posted given the Family Day holiday.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version included the number of ICU patients currently testing positive for COVID-19 rather than the total number of patients in ICU due to COVID-19, for both today and a week ago.

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