ICES: Hamilton COVID Positivity Rate Increases to 6.72% at end of 2020

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ICES Trends in weekly number of Ontarians tested per capita and percent positivity for COVID-19 in Public Health Units with the highest positivity rate (>2.5%), week of December 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021

ICES data shows Hamilton’s COVID positivity rate increased during December, while the number of people getting tested per day remained nearly the same.

Excluding tests conducted in Long-Term Care Homes, Hamilton’s positivity rate increased to 6.72% for December 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021. It was 4.8% the week prior.

ICES releases COVID positivity rate by Postal FSA, and this data shows Upper Stoney Creek has having the highest positivity rate.

Upper Stoney Creek Highest Positivity in Hamilton, With East Hamilton Close Second

L8J’s positivity rate of 8.98% is the highest in Hamilton for the reporting period, it was 6.26% the week prior. L8J is all areas of Stoney Creek above the escarpment.

L8K is a close second with a rate of 8.90%. L8K is all areas of Lower Hamilton that are south of Main Street / Queenston Road between Ottawa Street and Nash Road.

COVID Positivity on West Hamilton Mountain Higher Than Average

L9C and L9A have the third and fourth highest rate in Hamilton, with L9B sixth. These postal costs are Hamilton Mountain neighbourhoods West of Upper Wentworth to the Ancaster border, as well as the urban areas of Glanbrook south of Twenty Road.

L9C’s rate is 8.67%, L9A is 7.65%, and L9B is 6.99%.

The fifth highest rate in Hamilton is L8L which is most of Ward 2 and all of Ward 3 norht of King Street. L8L’s positivity rate is 7.02%

FSA Public Health Unit Start date of week End date of week Overall – % positivity Overall – number tested per 100,000 population
L8J 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 8.98% 2,522
L8K 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 8.90% 2,245
L9C 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 8.67% 2,642
L9A 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 7.65% 2,558
L8L 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 7.02% 2,044
L9B 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 6.99% 3,490
L8W 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 6.87% 2,947
L8G 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 6.57% 2,449
L8B 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 6.25% 1,810
L8E 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 6.19% 1,947
L9G 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 5.72% 2,203
L8V 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 5.32% 3,013
L8M 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 5.23% 2,099
L8H 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 5.15% 2,278
L8S 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 5.04% 2,253
L8T 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 4.70% 2,498
L8R 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 4.65% 1,892
L9H 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 4.34% 2,268
L8N 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 4.12% 2,395
L8P 2237 City of Hamilton – Public Health & Social Services 27Dec2020 2Jan2021 3.20% 2,304

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