Two weeks ago the East Boston COVID positive test rate decreased 27 percent and the numbers continue to trend downward according to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
Last week, 1,833 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 reported by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on September 27.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate also decreased and dropped 10 percent last week. According to the BPHC 24,496 residents were tested and 2.7 percent were COVID positive–this was a 10 percent decrease from the 3 percent reported by the BPHC on Sept. 27.
Eastie’s COVID infection rate increased 0.70 percent and the rate went from 1,767.6 cases per 10,000 residents to 1,780 cases per 10,000 residents.
Fifty-eight additional residents contracted the virus between Sept. 27 and October 4 and there are now 8,353 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 0.97 percent since Sept. 27 and went from 80,106 cases to 80,885 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 1,429.