Mississauga neighbourhood reports 34% COVID-19 positivity this week
Published January 29, 2022 at 11:07 am
One Mississauga neighbourhood is in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity this week.
Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 16 to 22.
One is in Mississauga: Postal code L4X, which is reporting 34.42% positivity.
L4X is the postal code with the 9th highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario.
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.
Peel Region has also updated its interactive map, showing a number of new hotspots in Mississauga.
According to Peel, the map shows a crude incidence rate defined as the total number of new cases within a specific time period divided by the total population and multiplied by 100,000.
For the week of Jan. 16 to 22, 1,539 new cases were reported in Mississauga, and 3,208 were reported for Peel overall.
Peel’s interactive map is available here.