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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 January 22, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 50,325 confirmed cases 

  • 42,877 recovered

  • 1,113 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

2,451

5%

Black/African-American

10,851

24%

Latinx/Hispanic

13,820

31%

Other

3,170

7%

White

14,394

32%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

44,686

88.8% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

50,325

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

83

7%

Black/African-American

364

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

131

12%

Other

36

3%

White

497

45%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,111

99.8% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston

1,113

 


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: 01-22-2021

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. The next update will be 01-27-2021.

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 January 17, 2021). The next update will be 01-27-2021.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

32,715

18.4%

69,714.7

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

42,832

​16.3%

52,957.5

Hyde Park - 02136

20,381

15.8%

59,553.5

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

39,259

15.7%

61,077.8

Mattapan - 02126

13,817

​14.4%

46,693.3

Roslindale - 02131

19,518

12.7%

57,795.1

West Roxbury - 02132

16,328

10.5%

57,317.4

South Boston - 02127, 02210

30,296

10.4%

75,562.4

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

36,864

10.3%

85,477.8

South End - 02111, 02118 

31,729

7.7%

88,737.6

C​harlestown - 02129 

12,319

7.2%

63,454.2

Jamaica Plain - 02130

30,804

7.0%​

76,291.0

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

52,772

6.5%​

79,255.1

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

41,684

5.3%​

74,805.7

Fenway - 02115, 02215

69,662

2.6%​

127,290.0

Boston

​ 516,828

9.5%

76,069.8

*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. (January 11-17). The next update will be 01-27-21.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

2,069

231

11.2%

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

3,657

397

10.9%

Hyde Park - 02136

2,070

221

10.7%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

3,056

310

10.1%

East Boston - 02128

2,786

271

9.7%

Roslindale - 02131

1,921

170

8.8%

Mattapan - 02126

1,396

118

8.5%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

2,809

182

6.5%

West Roxbury - 02132

1,664

104

6.3%

Charlestown - 02129

1,205

63

5.2%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

3,684

182

4.9%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

1,503

73

4.9%

South End - 02111, 02118

2,279

110

4.8%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

2,811

111

3.9%

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

3,582

124

3.5%

Boston

37,455

2,686

7.2%

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


Click here for the BPHC 01-21-2021 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 450 (Updated weekly: 01-19-2021)

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website on COVID-19

Massachusetts Department of Public Health website on COVID-19


Media Contact: 

Caitlin McLaughlin 

cmclaughlin@bphc.org 

(857-393-0002)

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