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

Asian/PI

703

4%

Black/African-American

5215

30%

Latinx/Hispanic

5663

33%

Other

1138

7%

White

4400

26%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

17119

89.5%

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

Asian/PI

52

7%

Black/African-American

268

35%

Latinx/Hispanic

91

12%

Other

22

3%

White

342

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

775

99.9%

Total cases: 19,117 | Total deaths: 776

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.

Still have questions? Contact:
Mayor's Office
1 City Hall Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02201-2013