Hamilton postal code in Ontario’s top 50 highest COVID-19 rates

Published November 13, 2021 at 12:24 pm

One area in Hamilton is among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.

Of the top 50 listed, one is in Hamilton: Postal code L8L, reporting 4.59% COVID-19 positivity.

L8L has the 46th highest positivity in Ontario.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of Oct. 31 was 1.9%, up 0.3% from the previous week, according to Toronto-based research group ICES.

One-dose vaccine coverage rose to 85% by the end of October, and 82% of residents 12+ are fully vaccinated.

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