Eastie’s Weekly COVID Infections Increases

East Boston’s weekly COVID positive test rate decreased throughout the end of October but the positive test rate spiked last week according to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

Last week, 1,548 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 2.9 percent were positive–this was a 32 percent increase from the 2.2 percent that tested positive as reported by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on November 1.

The citywide weekly positive test rate also increased last week. According to the BPHC 22,049 residents were tested and 2.6 percent were COVID positive–this was a 24 percent increase  from the 2.1 percent reported by the BPHC on November 1.

Forty-five additional residents contracted the virus between November 1 and November 8 and there are now 8,571 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 0.85 percent since November 1 and went from 83,646 cases to 84,353 confirmed cases in a week. There were three additional deaths in Boston from the virus in the past week and the total COVID deaths is now at 1,456.

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