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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 19, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 49,137 confirmed cases 

  • 41,295 recovered

  • 1,102 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

2,359

5%

Black/African-American

10,596

24%

Latinx/Hispanic

13,486

31%

Other

3,134

7%

White

13,960

32%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

43,535

88.6% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

49,137

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

81

7%

Black/African-American

361

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

129

12%

Other

36

3%

White

493

45%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,100

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

Total Deaths in Boston

1,102

 


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: 01-15-2021

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 01-20-2021 in the evening.

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 10, 2021). The next update will be 01-20-2021 in the evening.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

31,864

18.0%

67,901.2

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

41,455

​15.8%

51,254.9

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

38,146

15.2%

59,346.3

Hyde Park - 02136

19,712

15.1%

57,598.7

Mattapan - 02126

13,382

​13.9%

45,223.2

Roslindale - 02131

18,957

12.2%

56,134.0

West Roxbury - 02132

15,817

10.1%

55,523.6

South Boston - 02127, 02210

29,554

10.0%

73,711.8

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

35,361

10.0%

81,992.7

South End - 02111, 02118 

30,826

7.5%

86,212.1

C​harlestown - 02129 

12,016

6.8%

61,893.5

Jamaica Plain - 02130

30,051

6.8%​

74,426.0

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

51,510

6.3%​

77,359.8

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

40,555

5.1%​

72,779.6

Fenway - 02115, 02215

65,156

2.6%​

119,056.4

Boston

​ 499,766

9.3%

73,558.5

*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 4-10). The next update will be 01-20-21 in the evening.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

4,630

560

12.1%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

3,996

463

11.6%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

2,772

314

11.3%

East Boston - 02128

3,581

363

10.1%

Hyde Park - 02136

2,555

250

9.8%

Roslindale - 02131

2,392

219

9.2%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

4,149

373

9.0%

Mattapan - 02126

1,648

128

7.8%

West Roxbury - 02132

2,291

138

6.0%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

2,396

127

5.3%

South End - 02111, 021182

2,983

154

5.2%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

5,055

254

5.0%

Charlestown - 02129

1,622

77

4.7%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

3,822

166

4.3%

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

5,151

185

3.6%

Boston

50,439

3,839

7.6%

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


Click here for the BPHC 01-14-2021 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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