Hamilton has Ontario’s third worst COVID-19 positivity, surpassing Toronto

Published May 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm

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The city of Hamilton currently has the third highest COVID-19 percent positivity rate out of all of Ontario’s public health units, according to recent data.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of May 16 to 22 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).

Hamilton is listed third at 8.34%, below Peel at 11.28% and Porcupine (Timmins) at 11.13% and above Toronto at 7.86%.

Ontario overall is listed 10th at 6.06%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of May 16 was 6.2%, a drop from 7.2% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 57% overall vaccine coverage among those aged 12 and up, a 3% increase from the previous week.

ICES has noted steady declines in COVID-19 testing rates among younger age groups in most of Ontario, especially school-aged children and young adults aged 18-22 years old.

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES

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