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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

5,103

6%

Black/African-American

19,812

25%

Latinx/Hispanic

22,241

29%

Other

5,314

6%

White

28,184

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

80,654

92.1%

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

Asian/PI

111

8%

Black/African-American

487

33%

Latinx/Hispanic

199

13%

Other

46

3%

White

623

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

1466

99.9%

Total cases in Boston: 87,647 | Total deaths: 1,467

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
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