Mississauga and Brampton have 12.57% COVID-19 positivity, second worst in Ontario

Published May 22, 2021 at 12:26 am

Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) currently has the second highest COVID-19 percent positivity rate out of all of Ontario’s public health units, ending an eight-week streak in which it had the highest.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of May 9 to 15 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph currently tops the list at 16.40%, with Peel in second at 12.57% and Toronto at 9.81%.

Ontario overall is listed 8th at 7.18%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

Peel’s percentage is down from last week where it reported 14.45%.

The same data for the week shows that of the 50 areas in Ontario with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity, five are in Mississauga and nine are in Brampton.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of May 9 was 7.2%, a small drop from 7.7% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 54% overall vaccine coverage, up 8% from the previous week.

ICES says we’re seeing declining COVID-19 testing rates among school-aged children (elementary to secondary) and very high percent positivity but declining incidence of COVID-19 across multiple public health units (including Peel at 25.9% – 30.9%).

Testing rates are also declining slightly among young adults aged 18-22 years.

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES, photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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