After another two weeks Jamaica Plain’s COVID-19 infection rate remains steady.
According to Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) data released last Friday, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate rose only 1.75 percent in two weeks from 170.9 cases per 10,000 residents to 173.9 cases per 10,000 residents.
Twelve more Jamaica Plain residents became infected with COVID-19 in the past two weeks and the number of total cases here went from 690 cases two weeks ago to 702 cases last week.
Boston’s average infection rate is at 203 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 8,336 Jamaica Plain residents tested 1.6 percent were found to be COVID positive, up from 0.6 percent. Since treating began in the neighborhood 8.8 percent of Jamaica Plain residents have been found to be COVID positive, down from 10.5 percent.
The statistics 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 positive cases of coronavirus rose only 2.2 percent from 13,556 cases to 13,856 cases in a week. So far 9,898 Boston residents have fully recovered from the virus and 722 residents have died.