Visit the BPHC Main Page on COVID-19
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 October 23, 2020): (Updated Monday-Friday)
19,301 confirmed cases
Click here for the BPHC 10-22-2020 Weekly COVID-19 Report
Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data:
Percentage of Known Cases
Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston
89.4% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data
Total Cases in Boston
Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data:
Percentage of Known Deaths
Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston
99.9% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data
Total Deaths in Boston
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.
COVID-19 CORE METRICS
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. All data points cited are 7-day trailing moving averages. Click here for additional translations of this section.
(Most recent date)
Most Recent Date
7 Days Prior
tests (Oct. 17)
(CLI) ED visits (Oct. 19)
Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 353 (Updated weekly: 10/19/2020)
Neighborhood Testing Data:
As of October 17, 2020, there were 317,408 COVID-19 tests (with
results) of Boston residents. Of 317,408 total tests of Boston residents, 6.1%
have tested positive. For all Boston
residents, the positive for tests increased from 4.4% for the prior week
(October 4 - 10) to 5.7% for the current week (October 11 - 17).
OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE
CURRENT WEEK % POSITIVE
TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS
East Boston - 02128
Mattapan - 02126
Hyde Park - 02136
Dorchester - 02122, 02124
Dorchester - 02121, 02125
Roslindale - 02131
Roxbury - 02119, 02120
West Roxbury - 02132
|South End - 02111, 02118|
Jamaica Plain - 02130
South Boston - 02127, 02210
Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135
Charlestown - 02129
Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113
Fenway - 02115, 02215
*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)
were 1,113 tests (4.8% of total tests, positivity=4.1%) that could not be
assigned to a neighborhood.
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF TESTING SITES IN BOSTON
Visit the City of Boston's Reopening Page
The state has updated guidance on the Reopening Massachusetts website. The City of Boston also continues to update City-specific guidance on the reopening website.
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 /
firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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