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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. 

LATEST NUMBERS (As of May 24, 2020): 

 BOSTON            
  • 12,466 confirmed cases

  • 5,924 recovered

  • 611 deaths 
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RACE / ETHNICITY CASES 
 

RACE / ETHNICITY

KNOWN CASES
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN CASES

Asian / PI

370

4%

Black/African-American

3,915

38%

Latino/Hispanic

2,524

25%

Other

844

8%

White

2,559

25%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

10,212

81.9% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

12,466


RACE / ETHNICITY DEATHS
 

RACE / ETHNICITY

DEATHS
 

PERCENTAGE OF
KNOWN DEATHS

Asian / PI

34

6%

Black/African-American

210

36%

Latino/Hispanic

62

11%

Other

25

4%

White

257

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

588

96.2% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston 

611

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: 275 (Updated weekly: 05/18/2020) 

WEEKLY NEIGHBORHOOD DATA (Updated 05/17/2020)

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, 02120

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%

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 *



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 will be ready for a safe and effective response as the situation develops.

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