Four Mississauga postal codes are seeing some of the highest COVID-19 percent positivity in the province

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Several 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, according to recent data from Toronto-based research group ICES.

ICES listed 50 areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of February 7 to 13.

Of the 50 listed, the following are in Mississauga:

*L5B at 6.6% (area of Hurontario from Hwy 403 to QEW)
36th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5R at 6.6% (area of McLaughlin and Bristol Rd W)
37th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (25th highest during previous week)

*L5V at 6.0% (area of Britannia Rd W and Terry Fox Way)
48th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L5A at 5.9% (area of Bloor and Central Pkwy E)
49th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (35th during previous week)

*areas that are also experiencing outbreaks in long-term care homes

Three notable findings

notable findings

"For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of February 7 was 2.7% (versus 3.1% the previous week)," ICES reports.

"The percent positivity was relatively lower among persons living in long-term care homes (0.8%), compared to those not living in long-term care (2.8%)."

The full data is available to read here.

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