A Mississauga neighbourhood has a 13% COVID-19 positivity, 7th highest in Ontario

Published June 5, 2021 at 12:18 am

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Six areas in Mississauga are among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario, with one having the 7th worst in the province.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of May 23 to 29.

Of the top 50 listed, six are in Mississauga:

L5A at 12.98% (area of Bloor and Central Pkwy E)
7th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (25th during previous week)

L5V at 11.21% (area of Britannia Rd W and Terry Fox Way)
12th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5W at 11.16% (area of Derry and Mavis)
14th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5B at 9.38% (area of Hurontario from Hwy 403 to QEW)
34th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (18th during previous week)

L5E at 9.16% (area of Dixie and Lakeshore Rd E)
41st highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

For the same week, Brampton had seven areas listed in the top 50.

The same data for the week indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) has the second worst COVID-19 percent positivity in the province.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of May 23 was 4.3%, a drop from 6.2% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 63% overall vaccine coverage among those aged 12 and up, a 6% increase from the previous week.

The full data is available to read here.

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