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

Asian/PI

6,856

7%

Black/African-American

25,626

25%

Latinx/Hispanic

26,715

26%

Other

8,720

8%

White

36,163

35%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

104,080

90.6%

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

Asian/PI

115

8%

Black/African-American

505

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

207

14%

Other

46

3%

White

639

42%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

1,512

99.9%

Total cases in Boston: 114,938 | Total deaths: 1,513

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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