Ontario is reporting 722 hospitalizations for COVID-19 on Saturday and 20 other deaths related to the disease.

According to provincial data, 232 people with COVID-19 are also being treated in intensive care units across the province.

Of those hospitalized patients, 46% were admitted due to the virus while 54% tested positive afterwards. Among intensive care patients, 76% are being treated primarily for COVID-19.

The province has reported 20 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Health officials said 16 of those deaths occurred in the past month, while four occurred more than a month ago.

At least 2,015 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours amid limited access to testing across the province.

These cases were identified through 13,005 tests, which the province said generated a positivity rate of 12.1%.

According to the province, most of the cases reported Thursday were found in Toronto (320), Peel Region (142), Ottawa (125) and Middlesex-London (81).

Other regions with relatively high numbers of COVID-19 cases include Simcoe Muskoka (82), Durham Region (145), Hamilton (89) and Windsor-Essex (69).


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