Eight Brampton postal codes reporting high COVID-19 positivity

Published May 29, 2021 at 2:15 am

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Eight 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.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of May 16 to 22.

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

L6T at 15.99% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
9th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (15th during previous week)

L6X at 15.74% (area of Williams Pkwy and James Potter Rd)
10th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (39th during previous week)

L6Y at 13.08% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
24th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (19th during previous week)

L6R at 12.74% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
30th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (20th highest during previous week)

L6P at 12.48% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
33rd highest percent positivity area in Ontario (10th highest during previous week)

L6W at 11.96% (area of Steeles Ave E and Kennedy Rd S)
39th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (43rd during previous week)

L6S at 11.96% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
40th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (35th during previous week)

L7A at 11.88% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy W and Chinguacousy)
41st highest percent positivity area in Ontario (11th during previous week)

For the same week, Mississauga had six 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) once again has the worst COVID-19 percent positivity in the province.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of May 16 was 6.2%, a drop from 7.2% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 57% overall vaccine coverage among those aged 12 and up, a 3% increase from the previous week.

The full data is available to read here.

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