Weekly COVID Positive Test Rate Decreases

Last week the cumulative COVID-19 positive test rate in Eastie stayed the same while the weekly positive test rate decreased once again. 

According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), of the 35,811 Eastie residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 18.9 percent overall were found to be positive for the virus. This was the same percentage reported by the BPHC two weeks ago. 

Last week, 1,876 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 3.9  percent were positive–a 13 percent decrease from the 4.5 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago. 

Citywide, 28,793 residents were tested and 3.6 percent were COVID positive–a 2.85 percent increase from the 3.5 percent testing positive two weeks ago but still below the 5 percent threshold of concern. 

Eastie‚Äôs COVID infection rate increased by only 1.1 percent last week and went from 1,431 cases per 10,000 residents to 1446.9 cases per 10,000 residents. The citywide average is 873.3 cases per 10,000 residents. 

An additional 74 Eastie residents contracted the virus and there are now 6,790 confirmed cases, up from the 6,716 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 1.7 percent last week and went from  58,901 cases to 59,953 confirmed cases in a week. Thirteen additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,286 total deaths in the city from COVID.

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