Mission Hill/Roxbury COVID-19 infections decrease

During the last week of August the weekly COVID positive test rate soared over 5 percent but infections have dropped throughout September. 

According to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) weekly COVID report, 1,422 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents were tested between September 13 and September 20 and 3.6 percent percent tested positive. This was a 34.5 percent decrease from the 5.5 that tested positive during the last week of August. 

Citywide, the weekly positive test rate also decreased and dropped 27 percent last week. According to the BPHC 24,203 residents were tested and 3 percent were COVID positive–this was a 27 percent decrease from the 4.1 percent reported by the BPHC on Sept. 20. 

According to data released last Friday by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) the COVID-19 infection rate increased 5.75 percent and went from 1,359.4 cases per 10,000 residents to an infection rate of 1,437.6 cases per 10,000 residents during September. 

An additional 337 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents became infected with the virus throughout the month and the number of cases increased from 5,863 to 6,200 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 1.4 percent since Sept. 20 and went from 79,268 cases to 80,367 confirmed cases in a week. There were six additional deaths in Boston from the virus in the past week and the total COVID deaths is now at 1,424. 

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