These 10 neighbourhoods in Brampton have some of the highest COVID-19 rates in Ontario

Published April 24, 2021 at 12:51 am

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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, as the province overall sees its highest percent positivity since the onset of the pandemic.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of April 11 to 17.

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

L6P at 26.87% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
2nd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (4th highest during previous week)

L6R at 24.96% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
4th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (13th highest during previous week)

L7A at 23.68% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy W and Chinguacousy)
7th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (15th during previous week)

L6V at 22.47% (area of Williams Pkwy and Kennedy Rd N)
12th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (31st during previous week)

L6S at 21.54% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
14th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (16th during previous week)

L6X at 20.75% (area of Williams Pkwy and James Potter Rd)
18th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (18th during previous week)

L6Y at 19.97% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
22nd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (20th during previous week)

L6T at 19.97% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
23rd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (12th during previous week)

L6W at 18.08% (area of Steeles Ave E and Kennedy Rd S)
32nd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L6Z at 17.67% (area of Kennedy and Sandalwood Pkwy E)
36th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (21st during previous week)

For the same week, 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 April 11 was 9.3%, which is among the highest weekly values recorded since the pandemic began.”

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

The full data is available to read here.

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