Two weeks ago East Boston’s weekly COVID positive test rate decreased 6.45 percent and the percentage of those testing positive last week remained the same as the previous week according to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
Last week, 1,696 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 3.1 percent were positive–this was the same percentage reported by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on October 4.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate also decreased last week. According to the BPHC 23,542 residents were tested and 2.5 percent were COVID positive–this was a 7.4 percent decrease from the 2.7 percent reported by the BPHC on October 4.
Fifty-two additional residents contracted the virus between October 4 and October 11 and there are now 8,405 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 0.61 percent since October 4 and went from 80,885 cases to 81,378 confirmed cases in a week. There were six additional deaths in Boston from the virus in the past week and the total COVID deaths is now at 1,435.