Area of Pickering reports 13% COVID-19 positivity this week

Published November 27, 2021 at 11:48 am

Areas of Pickering and Whitby 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 Nov. 14 to 20.


Of the top 50 listed, two are in Durham:

Postal code L1Y at 13.04% (Pickering)
5th highest positivity in Ontario

Postal code L1P at 5.35% (Whitby)
50th highest positivity in Ontario

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of Nov. 14 was 2.5%, up 0.2% from the previous week, according to Toronto-based research group ICES.

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