Three areas in Hamilton reporting high COVID-19 positivity this week
Published January 22, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Three Hamilton neighbourhoods are 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. 9 to 15.
Three are in Hamilton:
L8J at 36.02%
16th highest positivity in Ontario
According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 9 to 15 has fallen to 22.0%, with 480 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher (down 20 from last week).
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. 9 to 15, Hamilton had the 7th worst COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units (PHUs), reporting 26.77% positivity.
The province overall is listed 14th at 22.00% positivity.
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