Mississauga and Brampton now have the third worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario

Published January 22, 2022 at 4:18 pm

Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) is currently the public health unit (PHU) with the third highest COVID-19 positivity in the province, marking two weeks in a row of being in the top 5.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 of Ontario’s PHUs by COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 9 to 15.

Peel is third at 30.63% positivity, down from 32.40% the previous week, when it was listed fifth.

The province overall is listed 14th at 22.00% positivity.

Top 15 PHUs are listed above

For the week of Jan. 9 to 15, Mississauga had three postal codes in the top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity, while Brampton had seven.

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 9 to 15 has fallen to 22.0%, with 480 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher (down 20 from last week).

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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