Nine areas in Brampton have some of the highest COVID-19 percent positivity in Ontario

Published February 12, 2021 at 9:26 pm

Several areas in Brampton are among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario, according to recent data from Toronto-based research group ICES.

ICES listed 50 areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of January 31 to February 6.

Of the 50 listed, the following are in Brampton:

L6P at 12.6% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
2nd highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (same position during previous week)

L6R at 9.3% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
13th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (same position during previous week)

L7A at 8.5% (area of Highway 410 and Williams Pkwy)
19th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (28th during previous week)

L6V at 8.3% (area of Williams Pkwy and Kennedy Rd N)
23rd highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L6T at 8.0% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
27th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (5th during previous week)

L6Y at 7.6% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
33rd highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (17th during previous week)

*L6X at 7.6% (area of Williams Pkwy and James Potter Rd)
34th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (35th during previous week)

*L6W at 6.8% (area of Steeles Ave E and Kennedy Rd S)
48th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (15th during previous week)

L6S at 6.8% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
50th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (38th during previous week)

*areas that are also experiencing outbreaks in long-term care homes

Three notable findings

For the week of January 31 there were nine Brampton areas in the top 50 (one more compared to the eight areas in the previous week), but percent positivity rates were comparatively lower.

“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of January 31 was 3.1% (versus 4.0% the previous week),” ICES reports.

“The percent positivity was relatively lower among persons living in long-term care homes (1.4%), compared to those not living in long-term care (3.2%).”

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES

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