Niagara has sixth worst COVID-19 positivity for second week in a row

Published November 6, 2021 at 3:56 pm

For the second week in a row, Niagara region has the sixth worst COVID-19 positivity in Ontario, higher than the province overall.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area) for the week of October 24 to 30.

Niagara is once again listed sixth at 2.55% (down 0.34% from the previous week) while Ontario overall is listed 18th at 1.55%.

Top 15 public health units by COVID-19 percent positivity

Four neighbourhoods in the region were among the highest for COVID-19 positivity in Ontario.

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of October 24 was 1.6%, up 0.1% from the previous week, according to ICES’s data.

ICES noted that the overall percent positivity has slightly increased, while testing has decreased over the past week.


The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES, photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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