With the number of those infected with the COVID-19 virus still increasing in some neighborhoods Jamaica Plain’s 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 almost 10 percent in two weeks from 149.8 cases per 10,000 residents to 164.5 cases per 10,000 residents.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 in Jamaica Plain went from 605 cases two weeks ago to 664 cases last week.
However, Boston’s average infection rate is at 190 cases per 10,000 residents and last Friday’s data showed Jamaica Plain’s infection rate is still lower than the city-wide average.
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 8.5 percent in two weeks from 12,050 positive cases of coronavirus to 13,074 confirmed cases as of Wednesday.
So far, 7,893 of these 13,074 cases have fully recovered.
However, COVID-19 deaths in Boston increased by 14 percent in two weeks. There have been 671 COVID-19 related deaths among Boston residents, up from 671 two weeks ago.