Charlestown’s COVID-19 positive test rate remains below 1 percent according to the latest data released last Friday by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).
According to the latest BPHC report, last week 336 residents were tested and 0.07 percent were found to be positive–a 50 percent decrease from the 0.14 percent reported two weeks ago.
According to the weekly report, of the 15,646 Charlestown residents tested for the virus since the pandemic began 9 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 continues to decrease. According to the BPHC 13,064 residents were tested and 1 percent were COVID positive–this was a 9 percent decrease from the 1 percent positive test rate reported by the BPHC two weeks ago.
The BPHC data released last Friday showed Charlestown’s infection went from 721.1 cases per 10,000 residents to 721.6 cases per 10,000 residents–a 0.07 percent increase.
One additional Charlestown resident tested positive for the virus last week and the number of positive cases went from 1,400 to 1,401.
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 0.25 percent last week and went from 70,628 cases to 70,810 confirmed cases in a week. Three additional Boston residents died from the virus last week and there are now 1,386 total deaths in the city from COVID.