Those testing positive for COVID-19 in Eastie dropped once again last week and the infection rate in the neighborhood continues to slow.
Since the pandemic began in March Eastie has been a COVID ‘hot spot’ with some of the highest infection rates in all of Boston.
However, according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on Friday only 8 percent of residents tested positive for the virus and the rate of infection only rose by only 1.5 percent.
On Friday the BPHC released its weekly COVID-19 stats by neighborhood that tracks infection rates and COVID testing results in Boston neighborhoods.
In one week Eastie’s COVID-19 infection rate rose only 1.5 percent from 337.1 cases per 10,000 residents to an infection rate of 342.1 cases per 10,000 residents as of Friday.
As of Friday there were 1,607 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Eastie, up from the 1,582 cases reported by the BPHC the previous week.
Last week the BPHC reported that 6,235 residents were tested for COVID-19 and the data shows that only 8 percent percent of those tested were COVID positive. down from the 10 percent reported last week. 28.1
Overall since the pandemic began 26.1 percent of Eastie residents were found to be COVID positive, down from 28.1 percent reported last week.
However, Eastie still leads the city in the percentage of residents testing positive for COVID-19. Places like Mattapan, parts of Dorchester and Hyde Park all experienced a big drop in positive tests last week. For example only 4 percent of Mattapan residents tested last week were COVID positive.
The statistics released by the BPHC as part of its weekly COVID-19 report breaks down the number of cases and infection rates in each neighborhood. It also breaks down the number of cases by age, gender and race.
Citywide positive cases of coronavirus rose only .08 percent from 13,326 cases to 13,441 cases in a week. So far 9,384 Boston residents have fully recovered from the virus.
Deaths from COVID-19 rose 1.7 percent from 697 deaths to the 709 deaths reported last week.