East Boston’s weekly COVID 19 positive test rate decreased for a second week in a row after experiencing increases week over week throughout April.
According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), last week 1,398 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 5.7 percent were positive–a 3.4 percent decrease from the 5.9 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Of the 39,558 Eastie residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 19.2 percent overall were found to be positive for the virus. This was the same percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased once again.
According to the BPHC 19,498 residents were tested and 3.5 percent were COVID positive–this was a 2.8 percent decrease from the 4.6 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Eastie’s COVID infection rate increased by 1 percent last week and went from 1604.4 cases per 10,000 residents to 1622 cases per 10,000 residents.
An additional 83 Eastie residents contracted the virus and there are now 7,612 confirmed cases, up from the 7,529 reported two weeks ago.
The statistics released by the BPHC as part of its weekly COVID19 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 increased less than one percent last week and went from 68,795 cases to 69,441 confirmed cases in a week. Six additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,370 total deaths in the city from COVID.