Weekly COVID-19 postive test rate decreases in Jamaica Plain

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 1,475 Jamaica Plain residents were tested last week and 1.4 percent were found to be COVID positive– a 18 percent decrease from the 1.7 percent reported by the BPHC on April 16. 

Of the 36,944 Jamaica Plain residents tested for COVID since the pandemic began, 7.9 percent overall were found to be positive–this was a decrease of 1.25 percent from the 8 percent reported on April 16. 

Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased once again. 

According to the BPHC 20,721 residents were tested and 2.4 percent were COVID positive–this was a 31 percent decrease from the 3.5 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.

According to the BPHC data, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate increased 2.6 percent since April 16. 

Jamaica Plain went from 704.6 cases per 10,000 residents to 723.4 cases per 10,000 residents. 

An additional 76 Jamaica Plain residents became infected with COVID-19 since April 16 and the number of total cases here went from 2,845 cases to 2,921 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 less than one percent last week and went from 69,441 cases to 70,079 confirmed cases in a week. Five additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,374 total deaths in the city from COVID.

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