Nine of Ontario's worst COVID-19 hotspot areas are in Brampton
Nine 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 postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of April 4 to 10.
Of the top 50 listed, nine are in Brampton:
L6P at 24.77% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
4th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (13th highest during previous week)
L6T at 21.88% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
12th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (17th during previous week)
L6R at 21.86% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
13th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (4th highest during previous week)
L7A at 20.91% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy W and Chinguacousy)
15th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (22nd during previous week)
L6S at 20.73% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
16th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (40th during previous week)
L6X at 20.34% (area of Williams Pkwy and James Potter Rd)
18th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (18th during previous week)
L6Y at 20.01% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
20th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (10th during previous week)
L6Z at 19.38% (area of Kennedy and Sandalwood Pkwy E)
21st highest percent positivity area in Ontario (35th during previous week)
L6V at 16.97% (area of Williams Pkwy and Kennedy Rd N)
31st highest percent positivity area in Ontario (37th during previous week)
Meanwhile, Mississauga has three areas listed in the top 50.
"Ontario continues to see steep increases in case numbers and percent positivity for COVID-19,” ICES reports.
“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of April 4 was 8.4% (versus 6.1% the previous week)."
The same data for the week indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) still has by far the worst COVID-19 percent positivity.
In response to rising case numbers, the province announced on Friday it would be extending the stay-at-home order by another two weeks, closing outdoor amenities such as playgrounds and parks, and allowing police to stop residents and ask why they aren’t at home.
The full data is available to read here.
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