Two GTA Neighbourhoods Have COVID-19 Positivity Rates Double That Of The US
They're also five times the provincial average. 😱
As Ontario navigates its second wave of COVID-19, some areas of the province have been hit harder than others.
Two GTA neighbourhoods, in particular, are reporting significantly higher positivity rates than the provincial average of 3.9%.
According to the ICES Ontario COVID-19 dashboard, which identifies communities by the first three letters of their postal codes, there are two GTA neighbourhoods that currently have a positivity rate of over 20%.
That's double the current national average positivity rate in the United States, which sits at 10.5%, as reported by Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
The area with the highest positivity rate in Ontario is a neighbourhood (M1X) just north of Malvern and Rouge, close to the Toronto Zoo, which has a positivity rate of 20.5%.
The second highest rates are in York — more specifically, the Kleinburg or L0J region, which is sitting at 20.4%.
There are 27 additional postal code areas in Ontario that have a higher positivity rate than the US' national average of 10.5%.
Toronto and Peel are the only regions in the province that are now in lockdown, or the "grey" zone of the
To date, the province has recorded a total of 121,746 COVID-19 infections.