For a second week in a row East Boston’s weekly COVID positive test has been one percent or below according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
This is good news for a community that had the highest positive test rate in all of Boston throughout the height of the pandemic.
Last week, 1,126 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and only 0.06 percent were positive–a 94 percent decrease from the 1 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago
Of the 42,146 Eastie residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 18.4 percent overall were found to be positive for the virus. This was a decrease of 0.5 percent from the 18.5 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate continues to decrease. According to the BPHC 13,064 residents were tested and 1 percent were COVID positive–this was a 9 percent decrease from the 1 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Eastie’s COVID infection rate increased by only 0.06 percent last week and went from 1,648.9 cases per 10,000 residents to 1,650 cases per 10,000 residents.
An additional 5 Eastie residents contracted the virus and there are now 7,743 confirmed cases, up from the 7,738 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 0.25 percent last week and went from 70,628 cases to 70,810 confirmed cases in a week. Three additional Boston residents died from