JP’s Cumulative Positive Test Rate Up Slightly, Weekly Test Rate Down

Last week the cumulative COVID-19 positive test rate in Jamaica Plain increased slightly but the weekly positive test rate dropped.

According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) last Friday, 28,896 Jamaica Plain residents have been tested for COVID since the pandemic began and 6.9 percent overall were found to be positive–an increase of 9.5 percent from the 6.3 percent reported on January 1.

Last week 2,830 Jamaica Plain residents were tested and 4.2 percent were found to be COVID positive– a 23 percent decrease from the 5.5 percent reported by the BPHC on January 1.

Citywide, 39,159 residents were tested and 7.5 percent were positive—this represents a 15 percent drop from the 8.8 percent of residents that tested positive two weeks ago.

According to the BPHC data, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate increased 16 percent since January 1.

Jamaica Plain went from 445.8 cases per 10,000 residents to 517.8 cases per 10,000 residents.

Two hundred ninety one additional Jamaica Plain residents became infected with COVID-19 since January 1 and the number of total cases here went from 1,800 cases to 2,091 cases in the neighborhood.

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 3.7 percent  percent last week and went from 47,607 cases to 49,379 confirmed cases in a week. Fifty-five more Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,107  total deaths in the city from COVID.

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