13 Hamilton neighbourhoods have some of the highest COVID-19 rates in Ontario

Published August 21, 2021 at 4:21 am

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A total of 13 areas in Hamilton are among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of August 8 to 14.

Of the top 50 listed, 13 are in Hamilton:

L8M at 11.48%
8th highest positivity in Ontario

L8K at 10.81%
9th highest positivity in Ontario

L8H at 8.89%
15th highest positivity in Ontario

L8L at 8.78%
17th highest positivity in Ontario

L8G at 7.83%
23rd highest positivity in Ontario

L8R at 7.14%
27th highest positivity in Ontario

L8V at 6.88%
28th highest positivity in Ontario

L8J at 5.84%
34th highest positivity in Ontario

L8E at 5.72%
36th highest positivity in Ontario

L9C at 5.50%
40th highest positivity in Ontario

L8N at 5.33%
41st highest positivity in Ontario

L8W at 5.22%
45th highest positivity in Ontario

L9B at 4.98%
50th highest positivity in Ontario

 

The same data for the week indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Hamilton continues to have the second worst COVID-19 positivity in the province.

The full data is available to read here.

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