Zero Positive COVID Tests in Charlestown Last Week

After a 55 percent drop in the neighborhood’s COVID-19 positive test rate, not a single Charlestown resident tested positive for the virus last week according to the latest data released on Friday by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

Charlestown was the only Boston neighborhood to report zero positive tests last week.

According to the BPHC report, last week 468 residents were tested and there were no positive cases out of all the residents tested. This was a 100 percent decrease from the 1.8 percent that tested positive two Fridays ago.

According to the weekly report, of the 15,217 Charlestown residents tested for the virus since the pandemic began 9.2 percent were found to be positive by last Friday. This was the same percentage reported by the BPHC two Fridays ago.

Citywide, the weekly positive test rate decreased once again.

According to the BPHC 20,721 residents were tested and 2.4 percent were COVID positive–this was a 31 percent decrease from the 3.5 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.

The BPHC data released last Friday showed Charlestown’s infection went from 711.3 cases per 10,000 residents to 714.4 cases per 10,000 residents–a 0.43 percent increase.

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 one percent last week and went from 69,441 cases to 69,998 confirmed cases in a week. Four additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,374 total deaths in the city from COVID.

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