While COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in an area) are declining across the province, three areas in Brampton are still reporting relatively high rates.
Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of May 30 to June 5.
Of the top 50 listed, three are in Brampton (compared to seven the previous week):
L6Y at 8.19% (area of Chinguacousy and Steeles Ave W)
27th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (35th during previous week)
L7A at 7.01% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy W and Chinguacousy)
48th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (not listed during previous week)
L6R at 6.88% (area of Sandalwood Pkwy E and Torbram)
50th highest percent positivity area in Ontario (10th highest during previous week)
For the same week, Mississauga had four 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) continues to have 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 30 was 3.1%, a drop from 4.3% the previous week — but ICES says the true incidence of COVID-19 is likely being underestimated as testing continues to decrease.
Ontario has reached 68% overall vaccine coverage among those aged 12 and up, a 5% increase from the previous week.
The full data is available to read here.