Three neighbourhoods in Brampton have over 40% COVID-19 positivity

Published January 22, 2022 at 2:59 pm

Seven Brampton neighbourhoods are in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity this week, with three having over 40% positivity.

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.


Seven are in Brampton:

L6T at 41.65%
5th highest positivity in Ontario

L6S at 41.54%
6th highest positivity in Ontario

L6P at 41.08%
7th highest positivity in Ontario

L6V at 35.95%
19th highest positivity in Ontario

L6P at 41.08%
7th highest positivity in Ontario

L6R at 33.31%
34th highest positivity in Ontario

L6X at 33.26%
35th 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.

Highlights

Peel Region has also updated its interactive map, showing a high number of new hotspots in Brampton.

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.

For the week of Jan. 9 to 15, 2,827 new cases were reported in Brampton, and 5,461 were reported for Peel overall.

Peel’s interactive map is available here.

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