Positive test rate remains steady in Mission Hill during April

       The weekly COVID-19 positive test rate in Mission Hill/Roxbury stays the same throughout April.

       According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)  1,270 residents were tested last week and 4.6 percent were positive. This was the same percentage that had tested positive during the last week of March.

       Of the 44,447 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents tested for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, 12.1 percent are COVID positive. This was a 4.3 percent increase from the 11.6 percent that were found to be positive overall at the end of March. 

       Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased once again. According to the BPHC 19,498 residents were tested and 3.5 percent were COVID positive–this was a 2.8 percent decrease from the 4.6 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.

       The Mission Hill/Roxbury COVID-19 infection rate increased 10 percent throughout the month of April.

       According to data released last Friday by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) the COVID-19 infection rate went from 1,122 cases per 10,000 residents to an infection rate of 1235.6 cases per 10,000 residents during the month.

       An additional 490 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents became infected with the virus throughout March and the number of cases increased from 4,839 to 5,329.  .

       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 percent last week and went from 68,795 cases to 69,501 confirmed cases in a week. Six additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,370 total deaths in the city from COVID.

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