Last week Beacon Hill’s weekly COVID-19 positive test rate decreased for a second week in a row after posting a 5.8 percent increase towards the end of April.
According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) last Friday, 1,835 residents were tested and 3 percent were positive–this was a 3.2 percent decrease from the 3.1 percent reported by the BPHC two Fridays ago.
Overall since the pandemic started 50,401Beacon Hill, Back Bay, North End, West End and Downtown residents have been tested for COVID-19 and the data shows that 6.9 percent of those tested were COVID positive. This was a 1.5 percent increase from the 6.8 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased once again.
According to the BPHC 19,498 residents were tested and 3.5 percent were COVID positive–this was a 2.8 percent decrease from the 4.6 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
The BPHC data released last Friday showed Beacon Hill, Back Bay, North End, West End and Downtown had an infection rate of 621.1 cases per 10,000 residents, up 1.3 percent from the 613.3 cases per 10,000 residents reported two weeks ago.
An additional 43 residents became infected with the virus last week and the total number of cases in the area increased from 3,418 cases to 3,461 cases as of last Friday.
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 percent last week and went from 68,795 cases to 69,501 confirmed cases in a week. Six additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,370 total deaths in the city from COVID.