Hamilton and St Catharines areas among the highest COVID-19 rates in Ontario

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Published October 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

The overall COVID-19 per cent positivity is on the decline in Ontario and Niagara Region’s numbers bear that out.

Last week Niagara had the fourth highest COVID rate in the province and two postal codes in the top – or worst – 10 in Ontario.

This week? Not a sniff among the province’s worst offenders and just one postal code among Ontario’s ten highest.

L2W -(St.Catharines)

That postal code, however, was the seventh highest in Ontario and the highest in the GTA as L2W of St. Catharines recorded 9.38 per cent positivity.

The highest in Ontario was N8M (12.35 per cent) in Windsor-Essex, which was the worst health region in Ontario at 4.1 and had four of the ten highest rates by postal code in the province and nine of the top fifty.

Other postal codes in Mississauga, Hamilton and Niagara in the top 50 include L8J in Hamilton at 5.59 per cent (23), L3B in Welland at 4.76 per cent (33), L4T in Mississauga at 4.76 per cent (34), L8T in Hamilton at 4.55 per cent (36) and L4W in Mississauga at 4.35 per cent (39).

L8J – HamiltonL8J postal code

Despite the declining numbers Ontario Health still sees an ongoing need for targeted efforts to reach younger unvaccinated individuals, older Ontarians in high-risk neighbourhoods, immigrants and refugees and pregnant woman.

The overall vaccination coverage in Ontario (fully vaccinated) is now at 79 per cent, which is up five per cent from a month ago.

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