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.
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.