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COVID-19


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. A public health advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. All Massachusetts residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering in public. 

LATEST NUMBERS (As of June 2, 2020): 

 BOSTON            
  • 12,818 confirmed cases

  • 7,103 recovered

  • 649 deaths 
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RACE / ETHNICITY CASES
(Updated Monday-Friday) 
 

RACE / ETHNICITY

KNOWN CASES
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN CASES

Asian / PI

395

4%

Black/African-American

4,080

38%

Latino/Hispanic

2,793

26%

Other

814

8%

White

2,685

25%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

10,767

84.0% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

12,818


RACE / ETHNICITY DEATHS

(Updated Monday-Friday)

 

RACE / ETHNICITY

DEATHS
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN DEATHS

Asian / PI

40

6%

Black/African-American

221

35%

Latino/Hispanic

66

11%

Other

27

4%

White

274

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

628

96.8% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston 

649

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.

NUMBER OF DEATHS AT LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES: 306 (Updated weekly: 06/01/2020) 

WEEKLY NEIGHBORHOOD DATA 
As of May 24, 2020, there have been 52,705 COVID-19 tests (with results) of Boston residents. Of 52,705 total tests of Boston residents, 24.2% have tested positive, which is down from 26.0% reported through May 17.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, % POSITIVE​

East Boston - 02128

4,601

32.7%

Dorchester - 02121,02125

​ 5,958 

​28.3%

Mattapan - 02126

​2,720

27.8%

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

7,321 

​27.6%

Hyde Park - 02136​

4,087

​26.1%

Roslindale - 02131

​ 2,859

24.8%

South End - 02111,02118

3,449

23.8%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

3,746

21.8%

West Roxbury - 02132

​2,032

21.5%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

​ 4,317

21.4%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

3,213

​21.0%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

 2,178

20.1%​

C​harlestown - 02129

1,097

15.5%​

Fenway - 02115, 02215

1,863

15.0%​

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02013​

​ 3,235

12.9%​

Other

​ 29

62.1%​

Boston

52,705

24.2%

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19?

Call 311 or 211

Call the Mayor's Healthline: 

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

*Please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency *




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ABOUT OUR RESPONSE:

Since January, BPHC and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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