Hamilton again has the second worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario

Published August 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Hamilton once again has the second worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario, higher than the province overall.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of August 15 to 21 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).

Hamilton is listed second at 6.53%, while Ontario overall is listed 10th at 2.90%.

Top 15 public health units by COVID-19 percent positivity

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of August 15 was 2.9%, up 0.6% from the previous week.

According to ICES, the overall percent positivity in Ontario has increased steadily over the past month, with five public health units having the highest positivity: Windsor-Essex County, Hamilton, Peel, Middlesex-London, and York.


The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES, photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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