Mississauga and Brampton continue to have highest COVID-19 rates by far in Ontario
Published April 17, 2021 at 4:02 am
For the fourth week in a row, Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) has the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rate out of all of Ontario’s public health units.
Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of April 4 to 10 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).
Peel currently tops the list at 16.07%, more than four percentage points higher than the second highest (Toronto at 12.00%).
Ontario overall is listed fifth at 8.26%.
The top 15 public health units are listed above
Peel’s percentage again rose sharply from the previous week, where it reported 11.96%.
ICES says percent positivity reflects both the number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed and the number of people who were tested, and the numbers may fluctuate based on these factors.
Peel, alongside other regions, continues to see a steady rise in incidence of COVID-19 cases among most groups of school-aged children (elementary to secondary) and steady increases among young adults aged 18-22 years (a group including undergraduate university/college students as well as many individuals in the public-facing workforce).
The full data is available to read here.
Data courtesy of ICESinsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising