Two Burlington neighbourhoods reporting high COVID-19 positivity
Published January 15, 2022 at 5:06 pm
COVID-19 positivity rates are up across all of Ontario, with two Burlington postal codes in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity.
Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8.
Two are in Burlington:
L7S at 39.39%
26th highest positivity in Ontario
L7P at 37.73%
41st highest positivity in Ontario
According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8 was 25.6%, with at least 500 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher.
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. 2 to 8, Halton had the ninth highest COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units, with the region reporting 30.68% positivity.
Ontario overall was listed 15th at 25.62% positivity.
Top 15 PHUs with the highest COVID-19 positivity this week