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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The Latest


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COVID-19 DATA IS NO LONGER UPDATED ON THIS PAGE.

 

WEEKLY COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS, NEIGHBORHOOD TESTING DATA, CORE METRICS, AND VACCINE REPORTS ARE HERE. 

    COVID-19 DASHBOARD


DAILY COVID-19 NUMBERS, COVID-19 WEEKLY REPORTS and CASE & DEATH DATA BY RACE AND ETHNICITY ARE HERE.


    BPHC COVID-19 PAGE

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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. 

Boston's Latest Numbers (As of September 1, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 76,186 confirmed cases 

  • 72,400 recovered

  • 1,406 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

4,246

6%

Black/African-American

17,419

25%

Latinx/Hispanic

20,374

29%

Other

4,321

6%

White

23,830

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

70,190

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

Total Cases in Boston 

76,186

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

109

8%

Black/African-American

459

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

189

13%

Other

46

3%

White

602

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,405

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

Total Deaths in Boston

1,406

 


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 Report

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 the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report
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. 

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 August 17, 2021). 

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

46,851

17.0%

99,838.0

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

63,664

16.4%

78,714.1

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

57,894

15.8%

90,069.5

Hyde Park - 02136

30,551

15.3%

89,270.4

Mattapan - 02126

21,168

​14.5%

71,535.3

Roslindale - 02131

28,765

12.8%

85,176.6

South Boston - 02127, 02210

41,289

12.4%

102,980.5

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

51,247

11.3%

118,828.1

West Roxbury - 02132

23,764

10.4%

83,420.5

Charlestown - 02129  

17,210

8.8%

88,647.4

South End - 02111, 02118 

44,140

8.4%

123,447.8

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

72,049

7.5%​

108,206.1

Jamaica Plain - 02130

42,580

7.5%​

105,456.1

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

60,104

6.4%​

107,862.1

Fenway - 02115, 02215

95,125

3.8%​

173,817.3

Boston

726,344

10.3%

106,907.6

*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. (August 11-17). 

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

2,458

122

5.0%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

1,431

70

4.9%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

1,858

88

4.7%

Charlestown - 02129

635

29

4.6%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

1,370

54

3.9%

Hyde Park - 02136

1,432

56

3.9%

Mattapan - 02126

1,007

39

3.9%

Roslindale - 02131

1,160

37

3.2%

South End - 02111, 02118

1,165

37

3.2%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

2,024

61

3.0%

East Boston - 02128

1,535

46

3.0%

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

2,080

54

2.6%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

977

25

2.6%

West Roxbury - 02132

1,113

26

2.3%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

1,805

38

2.1%

Boston

22,466

787

3.5%

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


Click here for the BPHC Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 514 (Updated weekly: 08-16-2021)

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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