Georgetown seeing some of the highest COVID-19 percent positivity in the province

Published February 20, 2021 at 1:16 am


Georgetown continues to be among the areas 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.

Georgetown is the only area in Halton of the 50 areas listed, at 6.4%. It is currently the 45th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (28th highest during the previous week).

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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