Mission Hill/Roxbury COVID-19 Positive Test Rate down in June

The weekly COVID-19 positive test rate in Mission Hill/Roxbury dropped to zero last week according to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

The report released last Friday shows 823 residents were tested last week and no residents tested positive. This was a 100 percent decrease from the 1.8 percent that tested positive during the last week of May.

Of the 47,842 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents tested for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, 11.5 percent were COVID positive. This was a 1.7 percent decrease from the 11.7 percent that were found to be positive overall at the end of May.  

Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased. According to the BPHC 12,562 residents were tested and 0.6 percent were COVID positive–this was a 45 percent increase from the 1.1 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.

The Mission Hill/Roxbury COVID-19 infection rate increased only 0.6 percent throughout the month of June.

According to data released last Friday by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) the COVID-19 infection rate went from 1,265.8 cases per 10,000 residents to an infection rate of 1,273.2 cases per 10,000 residents during the month.

An additional 32 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents became infected with the virus throughout June and the number of cases increased from 5,459 to 5,491 cases overall since the pandemic began. 

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 0.08 percent last week and went from 70,951 cases to 71,008 confirmed cases in a week. One additional Boston resident died from the virus last week and there are now 1,392 total deaths in the city from COVID.

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