In one week the COVID-19 infection rate in Beacon Hill and downtown Boston has risen only slightly.
According to the latest data released by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) on Friday Beacon Hill, as well as the North End, West End, Back Bay and Downtown the infection rate rose 2 percent since last week.
On Friday the BPHC released its weekly COVID-19 stats by neighborhood that tracks infection rates and COVID testing results in Boston neighborhoods.
The BPHC data released last Friday showed Beacon Hill, North End, West End, Back Bay, and Downtown had an infection rate of 103.2 cases per 10,000 residents, up from 101.2 cases per 10,000 residents two weeks ago.
The number of confirmed cases in the area increased from 564 cases on to 575 cases last Friday.
However, compared to other neighborhoods Beacon Hill, North End, West End, Back Bay, and Downtown have the second-lowest infection rates among residents second to only Fenway.
Beacon Hill is also still well below the city’s average infection rate of 226 cases per 10,000 residents.
Last week the BPHC reported that 4,681 Beacon Hill, North End, West End, Back Bay, and Downtown residents were tested for COVID-19 and the data shows that only 0.4 percent of those tested were COVID positive.
Overall since the pandemic began 4 percent of Beacon Hill, North End, West End, Back Bay, and Downtown residents were found to be COVID positive. This was down from 4.9 percent reported last week.
The statistics released by the BPHC as part of its weekly COVID-19 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.