One Hamilton neighbourhood has a COVID-19 positivity of 28%

Published January 29, 2022 at 2:52 pm

One Hamilton neighbourhood is in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity this week.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 16 to 22.

One is in Hamilton: Postal code L8E, which is reporting 28.87% positivity.

L8E is the postal code with the 32nd highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario.

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.


For the week of Jan. 16 to 22, Hamilton had the 16th highest COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units (PHUs), reporting 19.10% positivity.

The province overall is listed 18th at 18.41% positivity.

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