Eastie’s Weekly COVID Infections Drop

East Boston’s weekly COVID positive test rate decreased once again last week following a nearly 7 present decrease two weeks ago according to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). 

Last week, 1,541 Eastie residents were tested for the virus last week and 2.4 percent were positive–this was a 17 percent decrease from the 2.9 percent that tested positive as reported by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on October 18. 

The citywide weekly positive test rate also decreased last week. According to the BPHC 23,877 residents were tested and 2.3 percent were COVID positive–this was a 11.5 percent decrease from the 2.6 percent reported by the BPHC on October 18. 

Thirty-seven additional residents contracted the virus between October 18 and October 25 and there are now 8,492 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 0.73 percent since October 18 and went from 82,255 cases to 82,855 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 1,447. 

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