Back Bay’s COVID-19 Positive Test-Rate Stays Under 1 Percent

Last week Back Bay’s weekly COVID-19 positive test-rate was still under 1 percent for a third week in a row according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

According to the weekl;y report released last Friday 1,353 residents were tested and 0.4 percent were positive. Two weeks ago only 0.2 percent of residents tested positive according to the BPHC and only 0.7 percent tested positive three weeks ago.

Overall since the pandemic started 52,503 Back Bay, Beacon Hill, North End, West End and Downtown residents have been tested for COVID-19 and the data shows that 6.7 percent of those tested were COVID positive. This was a decrease of 1.5 percentage from the 6.8 percent reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.

The BPHC data released last Friday showed Back Bay, Beacon Hill, North End,  West End and Downtown had an infection rate of 630.6 cases per 10,000 residents, up 0.1 percent from the 629.9 cases per 10,000 residents reported two weeks ago.

An additional 4 residents became infected with the virus last week and the total number of cases in the area increased from 3,510 cases to 3,514 cases as of last Friday.

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