Mississauga and Brampton have the second highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario

Published March 20, 2021 at 2:18 am


For the second week in a row, Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) was the region with the second worst COVID-19 percent positivity rate (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario based on their percent positivity for the week of March 7 to 13.

Thunder Bay topped the list at 6.69%, followed by Peel at 5.83% and Toronto at 4.99%.

Ontario overall is listed seventh, at 2.67%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

Peel’s percentage is up from the previous week (February 28 to March 6), where it reported 5.00%.

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.

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

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES

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