Pickering postal code reports 25% COVID-19 positivity

Published February 19, 2022 at 3:49 pm

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One Pickering neighbourhood is in the province’s top 50 for high COVID-19 positivity rates this week.

Toronto-based research group ICES listed the top 50 postal codes in Ontario with high COVID-19 positivity for the week of Feb. 6 to 12.

One is in Pickering: Postal code L1Y, which is reporting 25.00% positivity.

L1Y is the postal code with the 29th highest COVID-19 positivity in Ontario.

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 Feb. 6 to 12, Durham had the 26th highest COVID-19 positivity out of Ontario’s 34 public health units (PHUs), reporting 12.40% positivity.

That puts Durham just after Ontario overall, which is listed 25th at 12.51% positivity.

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