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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 July 29, 2021):


  • 72,085 confirmed cases

  • 69,800 recovered

  • 1,399 deaths

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RACE / ETHNICITY CASES
(Updated Monday-Friday)
 

RACE / ETHNICITY

KNOWN CASES
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN CASES

Asian / PI

4,037

6%

Black/African-American

16,288

25%

Latino/Hispanic

19,754

30%

Other

4,022

6%

White

22,310

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

66,411

92.1% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

72,085


RACE / ETHNICITY DEATHS

(Updated Monday-Friday)

 

RACE / ETHNICITY

DEATHS
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN DEATHS

Asian / PI

109

8%

Black/African-American

453

32%

Latino/Hispanic

189

14%

Other

46

3%

White

601

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

1,398

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

Total Deaths in Boston 

1,399

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: 
07-27-2021
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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEKLY COVID-19 VACCINATION REPORT: 07-26-2021
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. Click here for archived COVID-19 vaccination reports

NUMBER OF DEATHS AT LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES: 514 (Updated: 07-26-2021) 


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 July 24, 2021.  

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS

East Boston - 02128

44,848

17.5%

95,569.7

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

60,737

16.6%

75,095.2

Dorchester - 

02121, 02125

55,442

15.9%

86,254.8

Hyde Park - 02136

29,095

15.5%

85,015.9

Mattapan - 02126

20,184

14.6%

68,209.9
Roslindale - 02131

​ 27,261

13.1%

80,723.1

South Boston - 02127, 02210

39,490

12.5%

98,493.5

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

49,300

11.3%

114,313.5

West Roxbury - 02132

22,618

10.6%

79,397.6

Charlestown - 02129

16,434

8.7%

84,650.3

South End - 02111, 02118

42,147

8.5%

117,873.9
Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

68,523

7.6%​

102,910.6

Jamaica Plain - 02130

40,224

7.5%​

99,621.1

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

56,752

6.4%​

101,846.6

Fenway - 02115, 02215

91,332

3.8%​

166,886.5

Boston

693,853

10.4%

102,125.4


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. (July 18-24).  

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE TESTS

% POSITIVE
(N/A*=unable to calculate due to small counts)

South Boston - 02127, 02210

913

34

3.7%

South End - 0211102118

959

34

3.5%

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

1,375

46

3.3%

Hyde Park - 02136

812

26

3.2%

Dorchester -  02122, 02124

1,600

48

3.0%
Roslindale - 02131

832

23

2.8%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

726

19

2.6%

Charlestown - 02129
450

11

2.4%

East Boston - 02128

1,109

27 2.4%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

988

24

2.4%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

1,221

28

2.3%

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

1,532

33

2.2%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

1,422

27

1.9%

Mattapan - 02126

534

8 1.5%

West Roxbury - 02132

801

9

1.1%

Boston

15,599

405

2.6%
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 *




Visit the City of Boston's Reopening Page

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 / mayorshealthline@bphc.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 safepublicworkplacemailbox@mass.gov

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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