Brampton neighbourhood reporting one of Ontario’s highest COVID-19 rates

Published October 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

One area in Brampton is 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 October 10 to 16.

Of the top 50 listed, one is in Brampton:

Postal code L6V at 4.29%
45th highest positivity in Ontario

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of October 10 was 1.7%, down 0.1% from the previous week, according to ICES’s data.

The same data indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Peel had the sixth highest COVID-19 percent positivity for the week.

Additionally, Peel Region’s interactive COVID-19 map shows which areas in the city are reporting higher rates than others.

For the week of October 10 to 16, the Region reports 132 new cases in Mississauga and 307 new cases in Peel overall.

The full data is available to read here.

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