With ramped up COVID-19 testing the number of those infected with the COVID-19 virus in Mission Hill/Roxbury has become more clear.
Since mid-May, 24 4,317 residents in Mission Hill/Roxbury have been tested and 21.4 percent percent of those tested have found to be COVID-19 positive, down from 36.6 percent last month.
However, since the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit Mission Hill/Roxbury in mid-March the numbers of those with COVID-19 and the neighborhood’s infection rate continues to rise.
In Mission Hill/Roxbury the COVID-19 infection rate rose 91 percent in one month from an infection rate of 110.1 cases per 10,000 residents at the beginning of May to an infection rate of 210.8 cases per 10,000 residents as of last Friday.
There were 909 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mission Hill/Roxbury, up from the 475 cases reported last month.
The sharp increase is most likely due to an increase in robust testing of more residents since mid-May.
The stats released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) as part of its weekly COVID-19 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. Updated results are released on the BPHC’s website on Friday afternoons.
Citywide there are currently 12,818 confirmed cases, up from 12,050 reported two weeks ago.
So far, 7,103 of these 12,818 cases have fully recovered. There have been 649 COVID-19 related deaths among Boston residents, up from 588 two weeks ago.