Mississauga and Brampton have Ontario’s highest COVID-19 percent positivity

Published March 27, 2021 at 2:14 am

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Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) is currently the region with the highest 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 14 to 20.

Peel topped the list at 8.38%, followed by Toronto at 6.00% and Thunder Bay at 5.68%, ending a period of two weeks where Thunder Bay had the highest percent positivity.

Ontario overall is listed seventh, at 4.03%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

Peel’s percentage is up multiple points from the previous week (March 7 to 13), where it reported 5.83%.

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, four are in Mississauga and eight are in Brampton.

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES

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