One Hamilton postal code has an alarming 22% COVID-19 positivity

Published May 15, 2021 at 3:50 am

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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 and recently rose to 22% COVID-19 positivity.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of May 2 to 8.

Hamilton postal code L8R (area of York Blvd from Wellington St N to McQuesten High Level Bridge) had the fourth highest positivity at 22.34% (rising from 21.98% the previous week).

Hamilton’s overall positivity is 8.39%, ranking 6th out of Ontario’s 34 public health units.

Ontario itself is listed 9th at 7.73%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

As of May 3, overall vaccine coverage among adults in Ontario was 40% (compared to 34% the previous week), with the highest coverage in those aged 75 years and up.

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES

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