The weekly COVID-19 positive test rate in Mission Hill/Roxbury dropped significantly and is under two percent according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
The report released last Friday shows 984 residents were tested last week and 1.8 percent were positive. This was a 60 percent decrease from the 4.6 percent that tested positive during the last week of April.
Of the 46,544 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents tested for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, 11.7 percent are COVID positive. This was a 3.3 percent decrease from the 12.6 percent that were found to be positive overall at the end of April.
Citywide, the weekly positive test rate continues to decrease. According to the BPHC 16,275 residents were tested and 1.1 percent were COVID positive–this was a 31.25 percent decrease from the 1.6 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago
The Mission Hill/Roxbury COVID-19 infection rate increased only 2.4 percent throughout the month of May.
According to data released last Friday by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) the COVID-19 infection rate went from 1,235.6 cases per 10,000 residents to an infection rate of 1265.8 cases per 10,000 residents during the month.
An additional 130 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents became infected with the virus throughout March and the number of cases increased from 5,329 to 5,459 cases. .
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 a half percent last week and went from 70,529 cases to 70,694 confirmed cases in a week. Eleven additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,384 total deaths in the city from COVID.