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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The Latest

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OVERVIEW:

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. The City of Boston and BPHC have extended the public health emergency declaration until further notice

Boston's Latest Numbers (As of July 26, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 71,846 confirmed cases 

  • 69,746 recovered

  • 1,396 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

4,025

6%

Black/African-American

16,232

25%

Latinx/Hispanic

19,711

30%

Other

3,986

6%

White

22,238

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

66,192

92.1% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

71,846

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

108

8%

Black/African-American

453

32%

Latinx/Hispanic

189

14%

Other

46

3%

White

599

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,395

99.9% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston

1,396

 


Although complete data on race and ethnicity among COVID-19 positive cases in Boston residents has not been reported to the City of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is actively working to collect available data for public release.

NOTE: Information on race and ethnicity data is collected and reported by multiple entities and may or may not reflect self-reporting by the individual case. A classification of "missing" indicates that no reporter knew the race and ethnicity of the individual, the individual refused to provide the information, or that the originating reporting system does not capture the information. "Other" indicates multiple races or another race that is not listed above.

Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Core Metrics: 07-23-2021

These are the core metrics critical to inform response leadership. BPHC and the City of Boston use this data to monitor the progress of the City's response, to guide decision making and to shape our response moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Click here for archived COVID-19 Metrics reports. 

Click HERE for the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report: 07-26-2021
This report on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the City will be released weekly. The City will analyze data to see where there are gaps and target solutions to address inequitable access or acceptance. Click here for archived COVID-19 vaccination reports.  

All Boston Testing Data - Cumulative Community Positivity

The "Cumulative Community Positivity" calculation counts each individual person one time (their first negative, their first positive), regardless of the number of times an individual is tested, to assess the level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods since the start of the pandemic. College ordered testing included. (As of July 20, 2021). 

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

44,565

17.5%

94,966.7

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

60,333

16.7%

74,595.7

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

55,121

16.0%

85,755.4

Hyde Park - 02136

28,905

15.5%

84,460.7

Mattapan - 02126

20,053

​14.7%

67,767.2

Roslindale - 02131

27,059

13.1%

80,125.0

South Boston - 02127, 02210

39,226

12.5%

97,835.1

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

49,056

11.3%

113,747.8

West Roxbury - 02132

22,474

10.6%

78,892.1

Charlestown - 02129  

16,316

8.7%

84,042.4

South End - 02111, 02118 

41,826

8.6%

116,976.2

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

68,027

7.7%​

102,165.7

Jamaica Plain - 02130

39,908

7.6%​

98,838.4

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113​

56,326

6.4%​

101,082.1

Fenway - 02115, 02215

90,793

3.8%​

165,901.7

Boston

689,388

10.5%

101,468.2

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)

Neighborhood Testing Data - Current Community Positivity

The "Current Community Positivity" calculation counts each individual person one time within 7 days to better assess the current level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods. Excludes college-ordered testing. (July 14-20). 

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

South End - 02111, 02118

810

31

3.8%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

968

33

3.4%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

802

27

3.4%

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113

1,416

39

2.8%

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

1,375

34

2.5%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

1,292

30

2.3%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

615

14

2.3%

Roslindale - 02131

712

15

2.1%

East Boston - 02128

1,008

18

1.8%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

1,189

21

1.8%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

943

16

1.7%

Charlestown - 02129

332

5

1.5%

Hyde Park - 02136

728

10

1.4%

Mattapan - 02126

508

5

1.0%

West Roxbury - 02132

749

7

0.9%

Boston

13,702

308

2.2%

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)


Click here for the BPHC 07-23-2021 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 514 (Updated weekly: 07-26-2021)

ABOUT OUR RESPONSE:

Since January, BPHC and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19.

BPHC is engaging in daily communications with the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), City of Boston departments and other community partners to make sure we have the latest information on guidance, best practices and recommendations. BPHC will provide updated information on this website and on our social media channels as it becomes available.

We are confident the City of Boston continues to be ready for a safe and effective response as the situation develops.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19?

Visit the BPHC Main COVID-19 Page

Call 311 or 211

Call the Mayor's Healthline: 

617-534-5050 or Toll-Free: 1-800-847-0710

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