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BOSTON'S LATEST NUMBERS (As of September 16, 2021)


  • 78,652 confirmed cases

  • 74,499 recovered

  • 1,415 deaths

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RACE / ETHNICITY CASES
(Updated Monday-Friday)
 

RACE / ETHNICITY

KNOWN CASES
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN CASES

Asian / PI

4,400

6%

Black/African-American

18,003

25%

Latino/Hispanic

20,750

29%

Other

4,518

6%

White

24,774

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

72,445

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

Total Cases in Boston 

78,652


RACE / ETHNICITY DEATHS

(Updated Monday-Friday)

 

RACE / ETHNICITY

DEATHS
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN DEATHS

Asian / PI

109

8%

Black/African-American

465

33%

Latino/Hispanic

189

13%

Other

46

3%

White

605

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

1,414

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

Total Deaths in Boston 

1,415

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.

If you have any questions on how to locate COVID-19 data in the Dashboard, please contact research@bphc.org



COVID-19 WEEKLY REPORT

To view all COVID-19 Weekly Reports click here.
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COVID-19 CORE METRICS

The COVID-19 Core Metrics data are now available at BPHC's Boston COVID-19 Dashboard.

* Click the COVID-19 Metrics tab.  

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COVID-19 VACCINATION REPORT

The COVID-19 Vaccination Report is now available at BPHC's Boston COVID-19 Dashboard.

 * Click the Vaccine Report link.

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NEIGHBORHOOD TESTING DATA

The Neighborhood Testing Data are now available at BPHC's Boston COVID-19 Dashboard.

* Click the COVID-19 Testing tab on the dashboard home page. 

  • ALL BOSTON TESTING DATA – CUMULATIVE 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. 

  • 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. 

If you have any questions on how to locate COVID-19 data in the Dashboard, please contact research@bphc.org


Beginning on 9/20/2021 - This Neighborhood Data can be found on
BPHC's COVID-19 Dashboard

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 September 7, 2021).  

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS

East Boston - 02128

49,247

16.6%

 104,943.8 

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

67,146

16.0%

  83,019.3 

Dorchester - 

02121, 02125

61,151

15.4%

95,136.7


Hyde Park - 02136

32,307

14.9%

94,401.4


Mattapan - 02126

22,472

14.2%

75,942.0


Roslindale - 02131

30,428

12.4%

 90,101.0

South Boston - 02127, 02210

43,677

12.3%

 108,936.5


Roxbury - 02119, 02120

58,177

10.3%

134,896.9

West Roxbury - 02132

25,149

10.1%

88,282.4

Charlestown - 02129

18,208

8.7%

 93,788.0

South End - 02111, 02118

48,264

8.0%

 134,981.5 


Jamaica Plain - 02130
46,282 7.2%
 114,624.7

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

82,999

6.9%

 124,651.2

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

67,939

6.0%

 121,922.7

Fenway - 02115, 02215

131,006

2.9%​

239,380.9

Boston

818,207

9.5%

 120,428.5


Beginning on 9/20/2021 - This Neighborhood Data can be found on
BPHC's COVID-19 Dashboard

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. (September 1-7).  

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE TESTS

% POSITIVE
(N/A*=unable to calculate due to small counts)

Dorchester - 02121, 02125
1,855 115 6.2%​

South Boston - 02127, 02210

1,455

78

5.4%

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

2,369

112

4.7%
​East Boston - 02128

1,472​69
4.7%
Roxbury - 02119, 02120
1,264
584.6%

Hyde Park - 02136

1,398 

51

3.6%

South End -  02111, 02118

1,291

46

3.6%
Mattapan - 02126

961

31

3.2%

Roslindale - 02131

1,081

33

3.1%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

1,062

30

2.8%

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

2,384

62 2.6%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135
1,754

45

2.6%

Charlestown - 02129
 

644

14

2.2%

West Roxbury - 02132

980

17

1.7%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

2,047

33

1.6%

Boston

22,313

801

3.6%
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 *


City of Boston's Reopening Page

If you are concerned that a business located in Boston is not following Massachusetts’ mandatory COVID re-opening protocols, please call or email the Mayor’s Health Line 617-534-5050 / mayorshealthline@bphc.org. All caller information will be kept confidential. If you have a concern regarding a Massachusetts workplace outside the City of Boston, you may contact the board of health for that municipality. For any violation within the Commonwealth, you may also contact the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) through their hotline: (508)-616-0461 ext. 9488, or by sending an email to safepublicworkplacemailbox@mass.gov

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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