Charlestown’s COVID-19 infection rate and those testing positive for the virus remain well below the citywide average. Last week, the COVID-19 infection rate in Charlestown rose only 2.1 percent.
According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on Friday Charlestown’s COVID infection rate went from 114.4 cases per 10,000 residents to 116.9 cases per 10,000 residents. The citywide average is 226.3 cases per 10,000 residents.
As of Friday only five more residents became infected with the virus in Charlestown and there were 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases. This was a 3.3 percent increase from the 222 cases reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
Last week the BPHC reported that 4,362 residents were tested for COVID-19 and 1.3 percent of those tested were COVID positive. Data shows that overall since the pandemic began only 5.3 percent of residents tested were found to be COVID positive.
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 rose 2.5 percent last week from 15,232 cases to 15,625 cases. So far 11,949 Boston residents have fully recovered from the virus and six additional residents died last week bringing the total of fatalities in the city to 754.