Eight Brampton postal codes have over a 15% COVID-19 positivity rates

Published May 15, 2021 at 3:09 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, with eight having over 15% positivity.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of May 2 to 8.

Of the top 50 listed, ten are in Brampton:

L6P at 19.02% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
5th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (9th highest during previous week)

L6R at 17.83% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
10th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (7th highest during previous week)

L7A at 16.84% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy W and Chinguacousy)
12th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (8th during previous week)

L6Y at 16.26% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
17th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (12th during previous week)

L6S at 16.07% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
20th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (28th during previous week)

L6X at 15.74% (area of Williams Pkwy and James Potter Rd)
23rd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (17th during previous week)

L6W at 15.20% (area of Steeles Ave E and Kennedy Rd S)
27th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (38th during previous week)

L6T at 15.07% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
30th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (15th during previous week)

L6V at 14.78% (area of Williams Pkwy and Kennedy Rd N)
34th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (36th during previous week)

L6Z at 14.29% (area of Kennedy and Sandalwood Pkwy E)
38th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (32nd during previous week)

For the same week, Mississauga had eight areas listed in the top 50.

The same data for the week indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) has the worst COVID-19 percent positivity for the eighth week in a row.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of May 2 was 7.7% (compared to 8.6% the previous week).

Ontario has reached 46% overall vaccine coverage, up 6% from the previous week.

The full data is available to read here.

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