Whitby neighbourhood has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in Ontario

Published October 30, 2021 at 2:31 pm

One area in Whitby is among those with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the area) in Ontario, according to recent data from Toronto-based research group ICES.

ICES listed postal code areas in Ontario with the highest percent positivity rates for the week of October 17 to 23.

Of the top 50 listed, one is in Whitby:

Postal code L1P at 6.00%
18th highest positivity in Ontario

For all Ontario residents, the overall percent positivity among those tested for COVID-19 during the week of October 17 was 1.5%, down 0.2% from the previous week, according to ICES’s data.

The same data indicates that out of all of Ontario’s 34 public health units, Durham had the 22nd highest COVID-19 percent positivity for the week.


The full data is available to read here.

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