A total of 10 areas in Brampton have the highest COVID-19 positivity rates

Published April 9, 2021 at 7:48 pm

Ten areas in Brampton are among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario, according to recent data from Toronto-based research group ICES.

ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of March 28 to April 3.

Of the top 50 listed, 10 are in Brampton (compared to nine during the previous week):

L6R at 18.88% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
4th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (8th highest during previous week)

L6Y at 17.19% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
10th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (27th during previous week)

L6P at 16.27% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
13th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (9th highest during previous week)

L6T at 15.73% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
17th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (18th during previous week)

L6X at 15.06% (area of Williams Pkwy and James Potter Rd)
18th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (16th during previous week)

L6W at 14.75% (area of Steeles Ave E and Kennedy Rd S)
20th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (13th during previous week)

L7A at 14.15% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy W and Chinguacousy)
22nd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (33rd during previous week)

L6Z at 12.17% (area of Kennedy and Sandalwood Pkwy E)
35th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L6V at 12.10% (area of Williams Pkwy and Kennedy Rd N)
37th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (43rd during previous week)

L6S at 11.88% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
40th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (37th during previous week)

Meanwhile, Mississauga had three areas listed in the top 50.

“Ontario continues to see steep increases in case numbers and percent positivity for COVID-19,” ICES reports.

“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of March 28 was 6.1% (versus 4.9% the previous week).”

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

The province announced earlier this week that it will be opening up vaccination to anyone 18 years of age and older in hotspot neighbourhoods in such hard-hit municipalities as Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Toronto.

The full data is available to read here.

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