Two Milton Postal Codes Among Top 40 Affected By COVID19

By: Laura Steiner
There are now two Milton postal codes among the top 40 areas in the Greater Toronto area (GTA) for testing positive for COVID19.   L9E fell from the top 25 while homes with the L9T postal code made the list at 32.  The rates are calculated based on how many residents tested positive over a 7-day period.
L9E is in the Bronte and Louis St. Laurent area of south Milton; it recorded a 9.3% positivity rate, down four points over last week.  L9T covers Milton as far north as 15 sideroad.  The area has recorded a 10.3% positivity rate. It includes 2  long-term care homes currently in outbreak.  Birkdale Place with 57 cases, and 1 death.  Allendale, with 16 cases and two deaths.
The are four Congregate living settings in Milton under outbreak for a total of 179 cases.  Of those 163 are at Maplehurst Correctional Centre, located in the L9T postal code area.
Halton recorded 38 new cases of COVID19 on Saturday.  Of those, 13 are in Milton. The two leading age groups are 20-39 years of age with 6, and 40-59 years old with 6.  A single case can be found in the 60-79 age bracket.  One case is marked resolved.