Walsh: July’s rise in COVID-19 instances has “leveled off”

BOSTON (SHNS) – The rise in coronavirus exercise that nervous some public officers final month has “leveled off” in Boston however the metropolis continues to be scrutinizing information for indicators of shifts within the pandemic, Mayor Martin Walsh mentioned Tuesday afternoon.

Talking exterior of Metropolis Corridor, Walsh mentioned that the “uptick that we noticed within the second half of July has leveled off.” He mentioned town has maintained no less than 20 testing websites and continues to make testing extra accessible.


“We’re increasing testing and persevering with contact tracing. The optimistic check price for the week ending August 10 was 2.6 %, that’s down from the earlier week of two.eight %. Visits to Boston emergency rooms for COVID-like sicknesses are down considerably and steady over time,” the mayor mentioned.

Intensive care unit “utilization in Boston at Boston hospitals are all the way down to 74 % from 82 %, however our every day common optimistic check stayed up round 40 instances.”

The variety of assessments performed in Boston is up in each neighborhood besides Allston/Brighton, Walsh mentioned, although he famous that there was lately a pop-up testing web site within the space and town is working to get the outcomes from these assessments.


Walsh mentioned that the final full week of knowledge confirmed town performed greater than 1,600 assessments every day, which he mentioned was up eight.6 % from the earlier week. As of Tuesday, Walsh mentioned there have been 14,940 instances of COVID-19 in Boston and 746 individuals within the metropolis have died with the virus.

The mayor mentioned town had 24 new instances reported Tuesday and no new deaths to announce.

“Thank God,” he mentioned.