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

Published January 15, 2022 at 1:31 pm

With cases having risen drastically, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) now has the fifth highest COVID-19 positivity in the province.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 of Ontario’s public health units (PHU) by COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8.


Peel ranked fifth at 32.40% positivity.

The province overall is listed 15th at 25.62% positivity.

Top 15 PHUs are listed above

For the week of Jan. 2 to 8, Mississauga had one postal code in the top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity, while Brampton had four.

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8 was 25.6%, with at least 500 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher.

ICES also says case counts reported since December 31, 2021 represent an underestimate of the true number of individuals with COVID-19, due to changes in eligibility for SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing.

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