For the first time since the start of the pandemic East Boston’s weekly COVID positive test rate dropped to one percent according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
Last week, 1,454 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 1 percent were positive–a 56 percent decrease from the 2.3 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago
Of the 41,861 Eastie residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 18.5 percent overall were found to be positive for the virus. This was a decrease of 1 percent from the 18.7 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate continues to decrease. According to the BPHC 16,275 residents were tested and 1.1 percent were COVID positive–this was a 31.25 percent decrease from the 1.6 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Eastie’s COVID infection rate increased by only 0.20 percent last week and went from 1,645.6 cases per 10,000 residents to 1,648.9 cases per 10,000 residents.
An additional 14 Eastie residents contracted the virus and there are now 7,738 confirmed cases, up from the 7,724 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 a half percent last week and went from 70,529 cases to 70,628 confirmed cases in a week. Ten additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,383 total deaths in the city from COVID.