Pickering neighbourhood reports 37% COVID-19 positivity

Published January 15, 2022 at 5:40 pm

COVID-19 positivity rates are up across all of Ontario, with a Pickering postal code in the province’s top 50 for highest COVID-19 positivity.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8.

One is in Pickering: Postal code L1X, which is reporting 37.68% positivity.

L1X has the 42nd highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario.

According to ICES, Ontario’s overall positivity for the week of Jan. 2 to 8 was 25.6%, with at least 500 postal codes reporting positivity of 10% or higher.

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. 2 to 8, Durham had the 10th highest COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units, with the region reporting 29.72% positivity.

Ontario overall was listed 15th at 25.62% positivity.

Top 15 PHUs with the highest COVID-19 positivity this week

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