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Boston coronavirus positive test rate decreases

29 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

A key Boston coronavirus metric has edged back down over the past few days after weeks of climbing, causing Mayor Martin Walsh to express some very cautious optimism.
“The positive rate went down to 7.2%, which was as high as 8% the week before,” Walsh told reporters on Wednesday morning. “That's good to see, but it's too soon to say that we started a trend.”
The Boston Public Health Commission for the first time rolled out a deeper dive into the city's numbers, posting graphs that show the seven-day averages of the positive coronavirus test rate, the number of new positive tests and the...
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