A postal code in Mississauga has an alarming 25% COVID-19 positivity rate

Published May 1, 2021 at 1:45 am

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Seven areas in Mississauga 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 some of the 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 18 to 24.

Of the top 50 listed, seven are in Mississauga (compared to three during the previous week):

L4T at 25.14% (area of Goreway and Morning Star)
4th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (5th during previous week)

L5A at 19.61% (area of Bloor and Central Pkwy E)
20th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L4W at 18.83% (area of Highway 401 and Pearson Airport)
22nd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5W at 17.27% (area of Derry and Mavis)
32nd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (16th during previous week)

L4X at 17.01% (area of Bloor and Fieldgate)
34th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5M at 16.70% (area of Erin Mills west of Hwy 403)
36th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5B at 16.20% (area of Hurontario from Hwy 403 to QEW)
44th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

For the same week, Brampton had nine areas listed in the top 50, with eight areas over 20% positivity.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of April 18 was 9.2% (compared to 9.3% the previous week), 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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