Mississauga still has an area with a startling 18.43% COVID-19 positivity

Published May 22, 2021 at 3:12 am

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Five 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, with two over 15% positivity.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of May 9 to 15.

Of the top 50 listed, five are in Mississauga (compared to eight during the previous week):

L4X at 18.43% (area of Bloor and Fieldgate)
5th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (8th during previous week)

L4T at 17.30% (area of Goreway and Morning Star)
8th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (3rd during previous week)

L5A at 13.27% (area of Bloor and Central Pkwy E)
44th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (11th during previous week)

L4Z at 13.14% (area of Hurontario and Bristol Rd E)
46th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (32nd during previous week)

L5B at 12.97% (area of Hurontario from Hwy 403 to QEW)
48th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (37th during previous week)

For the same week, Brampton had nine areas listed in the top 50.

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

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of May 9 was 7.2%, a small drop from 7.7% the previous week.

Ontario has reached 54% overall vaccine coverage, up 8% from the previous week.

The full data is available to read here.

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