Jamaica Plain’s Weekly COVID Positive Test Rate Decreases

While some Boston neighborhoods have been hit particularly hard by the latest surge of COVID, the percentage of those testing positive in Jamaica Plain dropped slightly last week.

According to the latest data by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) 973 Jamaica Plain residents were tested for the virus last week and 6.3 percent were positive–this was a 15 percent decrease from the 7.4  percent that tested positive between July 25 and August 1.

Sixty one additional Jamaica Plain residents contracted the virus between August 1 and August 8 and there have now been 9,668 confirmed cases in the neighborhood since the start of the pandemic.

According to the BPHC, 10,355 Boston residents tested citywide and 8.6 percent were positive—a 5.5 percent decrease from the 9.1 percent that tested positive between July 25 and August 1.

Adult COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Boston are now averaging 129.6 per day–down 2 percent from the previous week. This metric helps the BPHC understand the burden of serious COVID-19 cases among adults resulting in inpatient care in Boston hospitals. It includes the total number of adult hospitalizations among Boston and non-Boston residents for COVID-19.

Citywide positive cases of coronavirus increased 1 percent last week and went from 197,686 to 199,831 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

There were four additional deaths in Boston from the virus in the past week and the total number of COVID deaths is now at 1,506.

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