After experiencing a 20 percent spike in the weekly COVID test rate between September 6 and September 13 the percentage of those testing positive decreased dramatically last week.
According to the weekly report released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), 1,923 Jamaica Plain residents were tested last week and 1 percent were found to be positive. This was a 67 percent decrease from the 3 percent that tested positive between September 6 and September 13.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate also decreased and dropped 10 percent last week. According to the BPHC 24,496 residents were tested and 2.7 percent were COVID positive–this was a 10 percent decrease from the 3 percent reported by the BPHC on Sept. 27.
According to the BPHC data, Jamaica Plain’s infection rate increased 1.7 percent since Sept. 13 and went from 837.3 cases per 10,000 residents to 851.2 cases per 10,000 residents.
Fifty-six additional Jamaica Plain residents became infected with COVID-19 since September 13 and the number of total cases here went from 3,381 cases to 3,437 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 1.2 percent since Sept. 27 and went from 80,106 cases to 81,081 confirmed cases in a week. There were 11 additional deaths in Boston from the virus in the past week and the total COVID deaths is now at 1,431.