Multiple areas reporting high COVID-19 positivity in Brampton and Caledon

Published January 29, 2022 at 11:32 am

Several areas in Brampton and Caledon are 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.

Three are in the Brampton and Caledon area:

L7K at 33.33% (Caledon)
10th highest positivity in Ontario

L6T at 29.62% (Brampton)
26th highest positivity in Ontario

L6S at 28.39% (Brampton)
35th highest positivity in Ontario

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 16 to 22 has fallen to 18.4%, with 458 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher (down 22 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.


Peel Region has also updated its interactive map, showing a number of new hotspots in Brampton.

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, 1,570 new cases were reported in Mississauga, and 3,208 were reported for Peel overall.

Peel’s interactive map is available here.

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