Eastie’s Weekly COVID Infections Stay the Same

East Boston’s weekly COVID positive test rate decreased last week after the percentage of those testing positive was the same for two consecutive weeks according to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). 

Last week, 1,739 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 2.9 percent were positive–this was a 6.45 percent decrease from the 3.1 percent that tested positive as reported by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on October 11. 

However, citywide the weekly positive test rate increased last week. According to the BPHC 23,759 residents were tested and 2.6 percent were COVID positive–this was a 4 percent increase from the 2.5 percent reported by the BPHC on October 11. 

Fifty additional residents contracted the virus between October 11 and October 18 and there are now 8,455 confirmed cases in the neighborhood since the start of the pandemic. 

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 1 percent since October 11 and went from 81,378 cases to 82,255 confirmed cases in a week. There were nine additional deaths in Boston from the virus in the past week and the total COVID deaths is now at 1,444

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