Hamilton has the second worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario

Published August 14, 2021 at 2:57 am

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Hamilton currently has the second worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario, according to recent data.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of August 1 to 7 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).

Hamilton is listed second at 3.27%, while Ontario overall is listed 12th at 1.59%.

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 1 was 1.6%, an increase from 0.9% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 79% overall vaccine coverage of at least one dose, and 70% are now fully vaccinated (up 5% from the previous week.

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES, photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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