St. Catharines neighbourhood has almost 10% COVID-19 positivity

Published November 6, 2021 at 3:18 pm

Several areas in Niagara region 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 postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of October 24 to 30.

Of the top 50 listed, four are in Niagara region:

Postal code L2W at 9.09% (St. Catharines)
7th highest positivity in Ontario

Postal code L0S at 6.02%
19th highest positivity in Ontario

Postal code L2M at 5.21% (St. Catharines)
28th highest positivity in Ontario

Postal code L2H at 3.53% (Niagara Falls)
50th highest positivity in Ontario

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of October 24 was 1.6%, up 0.1% from the previous week, according to ICES’s data.

The same data indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Niagara again had the sixth highest COVID-19 percent positivity for the week.

The full data is available to read here.

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