Three of Ontario’s worst COVID-19 hotspots are in Mississauga

Published April 17, 2021 at 3:11 am

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Three areas in Mississauga 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 April 4 to 10.

Of the top 50 listed, three are in Mississauga:

L4T at 23.85% (area of Goreway and Morning Star)
7th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (12th during previous week)

L5W at 18.61% (area of Derry and Mavis)
25th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

L4Z at 15.15% (area of Hurontario and Bristol Rd E)
45th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)

Meanwhile, Brampton has nine areas listed in the top 50.

“Ontario continues to see steep increases in case numbers and percent positivity for COVID-19,” ICES reports.

“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of April 4 was 8.4% (versus 6.1% the previous week).” 

The same data for the week indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) still has by far the worst COVID-19 percent positivity.

In response to rising case numbers, the province announced on Friday it would be extending the stay-at-home order by another two weeks, closing outdoor amenities such as playgrounds and parks, and allowing police to stop residents and ask why they aren’t at home.

The full data is available to read here.

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