Fort Erie postal code reporting 41% COVID-19 positivity

Published January 15, 2022 at 5:25 pm

COVID-19 positivity rates are up across all of Ontario, with a Fort Erie postal code in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8.


One is in Fort Erie: Postal code L2A, which is reporting 41.18% positivity.

L2A has the 15th highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario.

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8 was 25.6%, with at least 500 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher.

ICES also says case counts reported since December 31, 2021 represent an underestimate of the true number of individuals with COVID-19, due to changes in eligibility for SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing.

Highlights

For the week of Jan. 2 to 8, Niagara region had the 11th highest COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units, with the region reporting 28.60% positivity.

Ontario overall was listed 15th at 25.62% positivity.

Top 15 PHUs with the highest COVID-19 positivity this week

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