An area of Milton and Georgetown 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 areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of January 31 to February 6.
Of the 50 listed, the following are in Halton:
*L9T at 8.6% (area of Thompson Rd and Main St E, Milton)
18th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario
L7G at 7.9% (Georgetown)
28th highest percent positivity neighbourhood in Ontario
*areas that are also experiencing outbreaks in long-term care homes
For the week of January 31 there were two Halton areas in the top 50 (similarly to the previous week), but percent positivity rates were comparatively lower.
Halton was the region with the fourth highest percent positivity (4.1%) out of all of Ontario’s 34 Public Health Units. Ontario’s overall percent positivity was 3.1%.
“For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of January 31 was 3.1% (versus 4.0% the previous week),” ICES reports.
“The percent positivity was relatively lower among persons living in long-term care homes (1.4%), compared to those not living in long-term care (3.2%).”
The full data is available to read here.
Data courtesy of ICES