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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 March 2, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 58,917 confirmed cases* 

  • 55,335 recovered

  • 1,274 deaths

*Due to an error at a laboratory, 98 Boston cases previously deemed positive have been reclassified as inconclusive.


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

3,092

6%

Black/African-American

12,907

24%

Latinx/Hispanic

16,191

30%

Other

3,500

7%

White

17,415

33%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

53,105

90.1% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

58,917

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

98

8%

Black/African-American

413

32%

Latinx/Hispanic

158

12%

Other

42

3%

White

561

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,272

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

Total Deaths in Boston

1,274

 


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: 03-02-2021

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 03-06-2021.

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 February 25, 2021). The next update will be 03-06-2021.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

35,691

18.9%

76,056.4

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

47,983

​17.4%

59,326.2

Hyde Park - 02136

22,821

16.9%

66,683.2

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

43,885

16.4%

68,274.8

Mattapan - 02126

15,534

​15.3%

52,495.7

Roslindale - 02131

21,704

13.9%

64,268.2

South Boston - 02127, 02210

33,067

11.5%

82,473.7

West Roxbury - 02132

17,973

11.4%

63,091.9

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

40,280

11.2%

93,398.6

South End - 02111, 02118 

34,554

8.4%

96,638.3

C​harlestown - 02129 

13,557

8.0%

69,831.0

Jamaica Plain - 02130

33,413

7.6%​

82,752.6

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

57,446

7.3%​

86,274.7

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

45,881

6.1%​

82,337.6

Fenway - 02115, 02215

76,907

3.3%​

140,528.4

Boston

​ 567,816

10.4%

83,574.5

*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. (February 19-25). The next update will be 03-06-21.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

2.243

131

5.8%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

2,848

161

5.7%

Mattapan - 02126

1,007

53

5.3%

Roslindale - 02131

1,489

74

5.0%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

1,508

70

4.6%

Hyde Park - 02136

1,629

63

3.9%

East Boston - 02128

1,847

68

3.7%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

2,280

79

3.5%

West Roxbury - 02132

1,311

42

3.2%

South End - 02111, 02118

1,867

49

2.6%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

1,046

23

2.2%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

2,288

44

1.9%

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

2,972

56

1.9%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

2,749

44

1.6%

Charlestown - 02129

1,047

14

1.3%

Boston

28,926

1,008

3.5%

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


Click here for the BPHC 02-25-2021 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 494 (Updated weekly: 03-01-2021)

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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