Brampton COVID-19 map shows a dozen new hotspots
Published August 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Brampton, with Peel Region identifying 12 census areas with a higher amount of cases.
The region’s interactive map was updated for the week of August 8 to 14, with all one of the 12 hotspots reporting COVID-19 case rates above 50 new cases per 100,000 population.
One hotspot showed a higher case rate of 103 new cases per 100,000 population.
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.
The interactive map is available to look at here.
For the week of August 8 to 14, data from Toronto research group ICES showed that one Brampton postal code is in Ontario’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity.
Despite rising cases, Brampton mayor Patrick Brown isn’t worried about a fourth wave.
“I’m not worried about a fourth wave because we have a largely vaccinated population,” said Brown during an exclusive interview with Insauga.
“When we had previous waves of COVID-19, it led to the hospitals being overrun because those who were unvaccinated would end up in the hospital.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising