JP’s Cumulative Positive Test Rate up Slightly, Weekly Test Rate Down Once Again

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, 32,320 Jamaica Plain residents have been tested for COVID since the pandemic began and 7.5 percent overall were found to be positive–an increase of 7 percent from the 6.9 percent reported on January 22.

On Friday the BPHC released its weekly COVID-19 stats by neighborhood that tracks infection rates and COVID testing results in Boston neighborhoods.

Last week 2,253 Jamaica Plain residents were tested and 3.4 percent were found to be COVID positive– a 19 percent decrease from the 4.2 percent reported by the BPHC on January 22. 

Citywide, ​32,198 residents were tested and 5.8 percent were COVID positive–a 15 percent decrease from the 6.8 percent testing positive two weeks ago. 

According to the BPHC data, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate increased 15 percent since January 22. 

Jamaica Plain went from 517.8 ases per 10,000 residents to 594.8 cases per 10,000 residents. 

An additional 311 Jamaica Plain residents became infected with COVID-19 since January 22 and the number of total cases here went from 2,091 cases to 2,402 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 5.5 percent  percent last week and went from  52,704 cases to 55,637 confirmed cases in a week. Fifty-one Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,204 total deaths in the city from COVID. 

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