Two areas with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity are in Hamilton

Published March 5, 2021 at 9:08 pm

Two areas in Hamilton 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 codes in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of February 21 to 27.

Of the top 50 listed, two are in Hamilton:

L8R at 6.53% (area of York Blvd from Wellington St N to McQuesten High Level Bridge)
36th highest percent positivity area in Ontario

L8S at 5.88% (area of Hwy 403 from Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy to McQuesten High Level Bridge)
48th highest percent positivity area in Ontario

For the week of February 21 to 27, Hamilton had the 8th highest COVID-19 percent positivity (2.61%) out of Ontario’s 34 public health units. Ontario overall was listed ninth, at 2.49%.

“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of February 21 was 2.5% (versus 2.7% the previous week),” ICES reported. “The percent positivity was lower among persons living in long-term care homes (0.3%), compared to those not living in long-term care (2.5%).”

The full data is available to read here.

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