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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 May 12, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 70,079 confirmed cases 

  • 67,638 recovered

  • 1,375 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

3,908

6%

Black/African-American

15,559

24%

Latinx/Hispanic

19,028

30%

Other

4,023

6%

White

21,579

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

64,097

91.5% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

70,079

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

108

8%

Black/African-American

448

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

180

13%

Other

46

3%

White

591

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,373

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

Total Deaths in Boston

1,375

 


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: 05-10-2021

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 05-15-2021.

Click HERE for the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report: 05-10-2021
This report on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the City will be released weekly. The City will analyze data to see where there are gaps and target solutions to address inequitable access or acceptance. The next update will be 05-17-2021.

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 May 8, 2021). The next update will be 05-15-2021.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

40,764

18.9%

86,866.8

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

55,084

17.8%

68,105.8

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

50,143

17.1%

78,010.8

Hyde Park - 02136

26,150

16.7%

76,410.6

Mattapan - 02126

18,129

​15.7%

61,265.2

Roslindale - 02131

24,738

14.0%

73,252.2

South Boston - 02127, 02210

36,796

13.1%

91,774.3

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

45,153

12.0%

104,697.8

West Roxbury - 02132

20,524

11.4%

72,046.9

Charlestown - 02129  

15,217

9.2%

78,381.6

South End - 02111, 02118 

38,493

9.0%

107,654.7

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

63,544

8.1%​

95,432.9

Jamaica Plain - 02130

36,944

7.9%​

91,497.6

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

51,366

6.9%​

92,181.0

Fenway - 02115, 02215

82,573

4.0%​

150,881.6

Boston

634,257

11.1%

93,353.7

*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. (May 2 - May 8). The next update will be 05-15-21.

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Mattapan - 02126

870

36

4.1%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

1,739

65

3.7%

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

2,229

75

3.4%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

1,184

38

3.2%

East Boston - 02128

1,455

41

2.8%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

1,140

30

2.6%

Roslindale - 02131

929

23

2.5%

South End - 02111, 02118

1,126

24

2.1%

Hyde Park - 02136

1,102

21

1.9%

West Roxbury - 02132


868

16

1.8%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

1,614

27

1.7%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

1,475

20

1.4%

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

1,624

14

0.9%

Charlestown - 02129

468

0

0.0%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

787

N<5

N/A

Boston

19,123

446

2.3%

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


Click here for the BPHC 05-06-2021 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 512 (Updated weekly: 05-10-2021)

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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