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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

379

4%

Black/African-American

3996

38%

Latinx/Hispanic

2640

25%

Other

828

8%

White

2622

25%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

10465

82.5% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Race/Ethnicity Deaths Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

38

6%

Black/African-American

215

35%

Latinx/Hispanic

64

10%

Other

27

4%

White

269

44%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

613

96.7% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total cases in Boston: 12,681 | Total deaths in Boston: 634

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