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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. Massachusetts residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering in public. There is now a "Safer at Home Advisory" in effect in Massachusetts. 


BOSTON'S LATEST NUMBERS (As of July 10, 2020): 
(Updated Monday-Friday)


          
  • 13,673 confirmed cases

  • 9,683 recovered

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

RACE / ETHNICITY

KNOWN CASES
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN CASES

Asian / PI

450

4%

Black/African-American

4,352

37%

Latino/Hispanic

3,255

28%

Other

798

7%

White

2,947

25%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

11,802

86.3% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

13,673


RACE / ETHNICITY DEATHS

(Updated Monday-Friday)

 

RACE / ETHNICITY

DEATHS
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN DEATHS

Asian / PI

44

6%

Black/African-American

240

35%

Latino/Hispanic

80

12%

Other

25

4%

White

303

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

692

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

Total Deaths in Boston 

715

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: 332 (Updated weekly: 07/06/2020) 

WEEKLY NEIGHBORHOOD DATA 

As of June 29, 2020, there have been 84,493 COVID-19 tests (with results) of Boston residents. Of 84,493 total tests of Boston residents, 16.3% have tested positive, which is down from 17.6% reported through June 22. For all Boston residents, the percent positive for tests decreased from 1.9% for the prior week (June 16-22) to 1.6% for the current week (June 23-29).

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

CURRENT WEEK % POSITIVE
(N/A*=unable to calculate due to small counts)
TESTING RATE PER 10,000 RESIDENTS

East Boston - 02128

6,678

25.5%

7.3%​1,423.1

Mattapan - 02126

​ 3,533 

​22.3%

N/A*
1,193.9

Hyde Park - 02136​

​5,303

21.2%

N/A*
​1,549.5

Dorchester - 

02122, 02124

10,480

​20.3%

1.1%​1,295.7

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

8,870

​20.2%

1.5%​​1,380.0
Roslindale - 02131

​ 4,429

17.0%

N/A*1,311.5

West Roxbury - 02132

3,086

15.0%

N/A*1,083.3

South End - 02111, 02118

6,432

14.5%

1.6%​1,798.9

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

​6,981

14.4%

1.8%​1,618.7

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

​ 6,556

13.6%

1.1%​984.6

South Boston - 02127, 02210

3,944

​12.1%

N/A*983.7
Jamaica Plain - 02130

6,864

10.5%​

0.6%​1,700.0

C​harlestown - 02129

1,899

10.4%​

N/A*978.2

Fenway - 02115, 02215

3,393

9.1%​

1.9%620.0

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

​ 6,013

8.4%​

​1.6%
1,079.1

Other

​ 32

50.0%​

N/A​*​N/A

Boston

84,493

16.3%

1.6%1,243.6
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 *




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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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