Mission Hill/Roxbury COVID-19 infections decrease

During the last week of September Mission Hill/Roxbury’s weekly COVID positive test rate decreased 34.5 percent compared to the previous week. 

Last week, the weekly positive test rate dropped once again according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) weekly COVID report. 

According to the report, 1,422 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents were tested between November 1 and November 8 and 3.2 percent percent tested positive. This was a 11 percent decrease from the 3.6 that tested positive during the last week of September.

However, the citywide weekly positive test rate increased last week. According to the BPHC 22,049 residents were tested and 2.6 percent were COVID positive–this was a 24 percent increase  from the 2.1 percent reported by the BPHC on November 1. 

An additional 45 Mission Hill/Roxbury residents became infected with the virus last week and there have been a total of 6,245 cases overall in Mission Hill/Roxbury since the start of the pandemic.  

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 1.16 percent since November 1 and went from 83,646 cases to 84,616 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 1,459.

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