Ajax and Pickering neighbourhoods reporting high COVID-19 positivity

Published January 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Multiple Ajax and Pickering neighbourhoods are in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity this week.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 9 to 15.

Several are in Ajax and Pickering:

L1Z at 37.97% (Ajax)
10th highest positivity in Ontario

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 9 to 15 has fallen to 22.0%, with 480 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher (down 20 from last week).

ICES also says case counts reported since December 31, 2021 represent an underestimate of the true number of individuals with COVID-19, due to changes in eligibility for SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing.


For the week of Jan. 9 to 15, Durham had the 4th worst COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units (PHUs), reporting 28.53% positivity.

The province overall is listed 14th at 22.00% positivity.

Top 15 PHUs are listed above

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