One area in Brampton is just shy of a 50% COVID-19 positivity rate

Published January 16, 2022 at 7:12 am

COVID-19 positivity rates are up across all of Ontario, with four Brampton postal codes in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8.

Four are in Brampton:

L6P at 45.57%
6th highest positivity in Ontario

L7A at 40.05%
21st highest positivity in Ontario

L6V at 39.65%
24th highest positivity in Ontario

L6T at 38.49%
33rd highest positivity in Ontario

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8 was 25.6%, with at least 500 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher.

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.

Highlights

Peel Region has also updated its interactive map, showing a high 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. 2 to 8, 3,406 new cases were reported in Mississauga, and 6,768 were reported for Peel overall.

Peel’s interactive map is available here.

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