Hamilton has 4 areas with some of the highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario

Published July 17, 2021 at 3:40 am

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While COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in an area) are declining across the province, several areas in Hamilton is still reporting relatively high rates.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of July 4 to 10.

Of the top 50 listed, four are in Hamilton:

Postal code L8G at 6.38%

Postal code L8W at 6.25%

Postal code L8L at 5.41%

Postal code L8E at 3.52%

The same data for the week indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Hamilton has the third highest COVID-19 positivity at 2.12%.

The provincal overall has the 11th highest positivity at 0.96%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

“For all Ontario residents, the percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of July 4 was 1.0%, compared to 1.2% in the previous week,” ICES reports.

As of July 11, 2021, vaccine coverage of at least 1 dose was 76% among those aged 12 years and older.

The full data is available to read here.

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