City and state vaccination efforts seem to be having a positive impact on East Boston’s weekly COVID cases. As more and more Eastie residents get vaccinated the weekly positive test rate continues to decrease.
According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Eastie weekly COVID positive test rate has decreased for a third week in a row and dropped dramatically last week.
According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), last week 1,754 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and only 2.8 percent were positive–a 50.8 percent decrease from the 5.7 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Of the 40,514 Eastie residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 18.2 percent overall were found to be positive for the virus. This was a decrease of five percent from the 19.2 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased once again.
According to the BPHC 20,721 residents were tested and 2.4 percent were COVID positive–this was a 31 percent decrease from the 3.5 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Eastie’s COVID infection rate increased by only .064 percent last week and went from 1,622 cases per 10,000 residents to 1,632.3 cases per 10,000 residents.
An additional 48 Eastie residents contracted the virus and there are now 7,660 confirmed cases, up from the 7,612 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 one percent last week and went from 69,441 cases to 69,944 confirmed cases in a week. Three additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,373 total deaths in the city from COVID.