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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. 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. 


Visit the City of Boston's Reopening Page

Boston's Latest Numbers (As of May 29, 2020):

  • 12,681 confirmed cases 

  • 6,404 recovered

  • 634 deaths



Click here for the BPHC 05-28-2020 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

379

4%

Black/African-American

3,996

38%

Latinx/Hispanic

2,640

25%

Other

828

8%

White

2,622

25%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

10,465

82.5% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

12,681

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

38

6%

Black/African-American

215

35%

Latinx/Hispanic

64

10%

Other

27

4%

White

269

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

613

96.7% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston

634

 


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: 296 (Updated weekly: 5/26/2020)


Weekly Neighborhood Data: 

As of May 17, 2020, there have been 47,043 COVID-19 tests of Boston residents. The cumulative total number of tests increased by 6,826 (17.0%) during the week May 11- May 17.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, % POSITIVE​

East Boston - 02128

4,137

​​34.5%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

​ 5,340

30.7%

Mattapan - 02126

2,418

30.1%​

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

6,582

29.5%

Hyde Park - 02136

3,751

27.6%

Roslindale - 02131

​ ​ 2,493

27.0%

South End - 02111, 02118

3,116

25.5%

Roxbury - 02119, 0212

3,773

23.6%​

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

3,284

23.3%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

​ 2,862

23.0%

West Roxbury - 02132

1,831

23.0%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

 1,927

22.4%​

C​harlestown - 02129

972

16.4%​

Fenway - 02115, 02215

1,719

15.6%​

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

​ 2,816

13.6%​

Other

22

68.2%

Boston

47,043

​​26.0%


CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF TESTING SITES IN BOSTON

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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