Hamilton has Ontario’s second worst COVID-19 positivity for third week in a row
Published September 4, 2021 at 8:17 pm
Hamilton is the public health unit with the second worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario, setting a trend of at least three weeks.
Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of August 22 to 28 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).
Hamilton is listed second at 7.11%, while Ontario overall is listed 10th at 3.23%.
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 22 was 3.2%, up 0.3% 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, York, and Niagara.
The full data is available to read here.
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