Two neighbourhoods in Halton 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 50 neighbourhoods in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of January 24 to 30.
Of the 50 listed, one was in Burlington and the other in Milton:
L7P at 9.9% (area of Highway 403 from Highway 6 to Guelph Line in Burlington) 34th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario
L9E at 8.6% (area of Britannia Rd and Bronte St S in Milton) 50th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario (45th during previous week)
Halton was the region with the fifth highest percent positivity 4.1%) out of all of Ontario’s 34 Public Health Units. Ontario’s overall percent positivity was 4.0%.
“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of January 24 was 4.0% (versus 4.6% the previous week),” ICES reports.
“The percent positivity was relatively lower among persons living in long-term care homes (3.3%), compared to those not living in long-term care (4.1%).”
The full data is available to read here.
Images courtesy of ICES