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Brampton neighbourhood has 19 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate, new data reveals

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Brampton neighbourhood has 19 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate, new data reveals

It has recently been revealed that an area in the City of Brampton has a whopping 19 per cent COVID-19 test positivity rate, according to data from ICES.

According to an analysis conducted by ICES, a Toronto-based non-profit also formerly known as the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, this number reflects the positivity rate for northeast Brampton from Nov. 1-7.

According to the data, the area of Brampton surrounded by Queen Street to the south, Mayfield Road to the north, Highway 50 to the east and Airport Road to the west, has a positivity rate of 19 per cent.

The second-highest positivity rate, according to the data, was 18.7 per cent in an area of Toronto surrounded by Lawrence Avenue to the south, Highway 401 to the north, Caledonia Road to the east and Jane Street to the west.

The analysis features a list of 30 neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which all feature a COVID-19 test positivity rate of over 9 per cent.

Of these 30 neighbourhoods, 14 are in Toronto, 13 are in Peel, two are in York and one is in the Halton region.

The Region of Peel as a whole is sitting at a positivity rate of 9.8 per cent; which is currently the highest percentage in the GTA.

Toronto and the Peel, Halton and York regions all currently remain in the “Red-Control” level of Ontario’s new colour-coded COVID-19 framework.

To find out more about the analysis by ICES, click here.

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