JP’s weekly positive test-rate decreases

Jamaica Plain’s weekly COVID-19 positive test rate decreased according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) last Friday. 

According to the latest data 1,878 Jamaica Plain residents were tested last week and 1.7 percent were found to be COVID positive– a 29 percent decrease from the 2.4 percent reported by the BPHC on April 2. 

Of the 35,875 Jamaica Plain residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 8 percent overall were found to be positive–this was an increase of 1.2 percent from the 7.9 percent reported on April 2. 

Positive test rates citywide decreased last week and fell below the 5  percent threshold.  

According to the BPHC ​​​​26,430 residents were tested and 4.9 percent were COVID positive–this was a 2 percent decrease from the 5 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago. The 5 percent threshold has been used to plan Boston’s phased reopening strategies. 

According to the BPHC data, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate increased 3.5 percent since April 2. 

Jamaica Plain went from 680.5 cases per 10,000 residents to 704.6 cases per 10,000 residents. 

An additional 97 Jamaica Plain residents became infected with COVID-19 since April 2 and the number of total cases here went from 2,748 cases to 2,845 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 4.2 percent  percent last week and went from    65,474 cases to 68,255 confirmed cases in a week. Seven additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,361 total deaths in the city from COVID.

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