Ajax postal code reporting almost 10% COVID-19 positivity

Published June 26, 2021 at 12:34 am


While COVID-19 percent positivity rates (the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in an area) are continuing to drop across Ontario, areas of Ajax and Pickering are still reporting relatively high rates.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of June 13 to 19.

Of the top 50 listed, one is in Ajax and one is in Pickering:

L1Z at 9.42% (Ajax east side)
11th highest percent positivity area in Ontario

L1X at 4.21% (area of Finch Ave from Whites Rd N to Brock Rd, Pickering)
47th highest percent positivity area in Ontario

Out of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Durham has the 7th highest COVID-19 percent positivity at 1.70%. Ontario overall is listed 8th at 1.67%.

Top 15 public health units by COVID-19 percent positivity

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of June 13 was 1.7%, a drop from 2.4% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 73% overall vaccine coverage among those aged 12 and up, a 2% increase from the previous week.

The full data is available to read here.

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