COVID-19 Updates for Jamaica Plain

After another two weeks Jamaica Plain’s COVID-19 infection rate remains lower than the citywide average.

According to Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) data released last Friday, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate rose only 2.7 percent in two weeks from 164.5 cases per 10,000 residents to 168.9 cases per 10,000 residents. 

The number of people infected with COVID-19 in Jamaica Plain went from 664 cases two weeks ago to 682 cases last week. 

The last jump in cases in infection rate was 10 percent so it seems the virus may be slowing a bit in the neighborhood according to the statistics. 

Boston’s average infection rate is at 195 cases per 10,000 residents citywide and last Friday’s data showed Jamaica Plain’s infection rate is still lower than the city-wide average. 

Of the 4,890 Jamaica Plain residents tested last week only 1.5 percent were found to be COVID positive. Since treating began in the neighborhood 14.5 percent of Jamaica Plain residents have been found to be COVID positive. 

The stats released by the BPHC as part of its weekly COVID-19 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 the total number of cases rose only 2.5 percent in two weeks from 13,074 positive cases of coronavirus to 13,353 confirmed cases as of Wednesday. The last increase city wide two weeks ago was 8.5 percent. 

So far, 9,256 of these 13,353 cases have fully recovered. 

COVID-19 deaths in Boston increased by 4 percent in two weeks. There have been 700 COVID-19 related deaths among Boston residents, up from 671 two weeks ago. The last jump in deaths was 14 percent two weeks ago. 

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