Six Brampton areas are seeing some of the highest COVID-19 percent positivity in the province

Published February 20, 2021 at 1:11 am

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Several 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 50 areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of February 7 to 13.


Of the 50 listed, the following are in Brampton:

L6P at 13.3% (area of The Gore and Castlemore)
3rd highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (2nd highest during previous week)

L6R at 10.0% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
8th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (13th highest during previous week)

L6T at 8.4% (area of Highway 407 and Airport Rd)
17th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (27th during previous week)

L6S at 8.0% (area of Williams Pkwy and Bramalea Rd)
21st highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (50th during previous week)

L7A at 7.5% (area of Highway 410 and Williams Pkwy)
24th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (19th during previous week)

L6Z at 6.7% (area of Kennedy and )
34th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

*areas that are also experiencing outbreaks in long-term care homes

Three notable findings

notable findings

“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of February 7 was 2.7% (versus 3.1% the previous week),” ICES reports.

“The percent positivity was relatively lower among persons living in long-term care homes (0.8%), compared to those not living in long-term care (2.8%).”

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES

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