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Boston Resident COVID-19 Cases by Race and Ethnicity

The City of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, and its partners are working together to address current inequities in data analysis, testing sites, and health care services for blacks, Latinos, Asians, and immigrants.

Race/Ethnicity (*Percentages are calculated among cases with known race/ethnicity) Cases to Date (Count) Cases to Date (Percentage*)

Asian/PI

17,233

9%

Black/African-American

42, 224

23%

Latinx/Hispanic

39,929

21%

Other

21,560

12%

White

65,092

35%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

186,038

88.5%

Race/Ethnicity (*Percentages are calculated among deaths with known race/ethnicity) Deaths to Date (Count) Deaths to Date (Percentage*)

Asian/PI

124

8%

Black/African-American

500

32%

Latinx/Hispanic

229

15%

Other

45

3%

White

648

42%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

1,546

100%

Total cases in Boston: 210,169

Total deaths: 1,546

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.

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