Boston Public Health Commission Provides Update on City’s COVID-19 Trends

Linda Rider

BPHC Urges Continued Mitigation and Prevention as Facts Trend Upwards 

BOSTON – July 15, 2022 – The Boston Community Health Fee (BPHC) currently provided the pursuing updates on the most recent COVID-19 developments for the City of Boston as of July 14: 

  • Ranges of COVID-19 virus in community wastewater have improved by 21{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} in excess of the earlier 7 days.  

    • There are now 728 RNA copies of COVID-19 virus for every mL in wastewater. 
    • This is down from the 1,000+ particles noticed in early June, but still relatively high. Concentrations were being as lower as 100 particles/mL in March.  

  • New COVID-19 situations in Boston have greater by 38.9{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} above the very last seven days. 

  • Boston hospitals are averaging 151 new COVID-19 related hospital admissions for every day, up 24.6{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} more than the previous 7 days. 

  • Community positivity is presently at 10.1{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c}.  

Previous 7 days, the CDC elevated Suffolk County to medium neighborhood danger for COVID-19. For medium hazard, we encourage masking in just crowded indoor spaces for all people to decrease the threat of transmission, remaining up to day with vaccination, and screening if you are sick and prior to large indoor events.  

The modern upticks in the city’s COVID-19 metrics are mostly because of to the emergence of the very infectious BA.5 variant, which now accounts for most COVID-19 circumstances in Massachusetts. Enhanced social activity and travel all through the July 4th weekend is also a contributing variable. Despite the improves, situations of significant illness are even now low.  

“Cases are escalating, as are hospitalizations. We are next our citywide tendencies closely, and we suggest that anyone stick to recommended safeguards to lessen danger,” mentioned Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Commissioner of Public Overall health and Government Director of the Boston Public Wellness Fee. “Based on present-day traits, it is essential that folks guard themselves and others by donning masks inside of indoor crowded configurations, screening, isolating if they’re ill, and remaining up to day with their vaccinations which will minimize the threat of extreme illness from COVID-19.”  

BPHC endorses the subsequent approaches to avoid COVID-19 transmission:  

  • The Massachusetts Office of Community Health is giving no cost telehealth services for Paxlovid, an oral antiviral that has been demonstrated to lessen the chance of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 substantially. For additional facts, check out their internet site.  

  • Remain up to day on your COVID-19 vaccinations to minimize your threat of severe ailment.
    • COVID-19 vaccines are now suggested for everybody ages 6-months and up.  
    • Booster doses are offered for everyone ages 5 and older. 

    • Next boosters are encouraged for individuals ages 50 and older, as nicely as those who are 12 or more mature and reasonably to seriously immunocompromised.  

  • Assemble outdoors and decide on outdoor activities as typically as attainable.  
    • Open home windows and doorways to make sure very good indoor air flow.  

Vaccine and booster traits:  

  • 73.9{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of inhabitants are absolutely vaccinated 

  • 55.9{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of entirely vaccinated people have received a booster 

  • 47.1{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of small children ages 5-11 are fully vaccinated 

    • 71.9{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of white little ones are thoroughly vaccinated, 67.6{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of AAPI small children are absolutely vaccinated, 34.6{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of Latinx young children are completely vaccinated, and 28{fe463f59fb70c5c01486843be1d66c13e664ed3ae921464fa884afebcc0ffe6c} of Black youngsters are entirely vaccinated.  

Additional facts about COVID-19 vaccines and tests is out there at Citizens can also get in touch with the Mayor’s Well being Line for far more details by calling 617-534-5050 or by going to  


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