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Racial data on Boston resident COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 Health Inequities Task Force is providing guidance to the City of Boston on addressing current inequities in data analysis, testing sites, and health care services for blacks, Latinos, Asians, and immigrants.

Race/Ethnicity Known Cases Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

469

4%

Black/African-American

4543

36%

Latinx/Hispanic

3512

28%

Other

831

7%

White

3124

25%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

12479

86.4% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Race/Ethnicity Deaths Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

46

6%

Black/African-American

249

35%

Latinx/Hispanic

81

11%

Other

24

3%

White

317

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

717

96.8% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total cases: 14,446 | Total deaths: 741

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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Mayor's Office
1 City Hall Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02201-2013