Oshawa and Ajax neighbourhoods reporting higher COVID-19 rates

Published October 2, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Areas in Oshawa and Ajax are among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of September 19 to 25.

Of the top 50 listed, two are in Durham:

L1L at 4.43% (Oshawa)
38th highest positivity in Ontario

L1S at 4.03% (Ajax)
47th highest positivity in Ontario

For the week of September 19, Durham had the 12th highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario at 2.10%, just narrowly surpassing the province overall which is ranked 13th at 2.07%.

Top 15 public health units by COVID-19 percent positivity

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of September 19 was 2.1%, down 0.5% from the previous week.


The full data from ICES is available to read here.

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