In all, 5,701 Ontarians have lost their battle with the coronavirus.
In addition, public health listed 2,662 COVID-19 infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 250,226 cases since the start of the pandemic.
On the same day, 1,512 people with the virus were hospitalized, including 383 in intensive care. Of these, 291 needed a respirator to stay alive.
Long-term care homes
In long-term care homes, 99 residents and 64 staff have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
So far, 13,746 infections have been identified among residents in long-term care homes, as well as 5,494 cases among employees.
There are also 42 residents of these establishments who lost their lives during the last day due to COVID-19. In all, nearly 3,300 people living in long-term care homes have died from the virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has killed ten staff members, two of whom lost their lives in 2021.