THE COLOR OF CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNIC

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Our ongoing Color of Coronavirus project monitors how and where COVID-19 mortality is inequitably impacting certain communities—to guide policy and community responses to these disproportionate deaths. The coronavirus has claimed more than 217,000 American lives through Oct. 13, 2020—about 22,000 more than our last update four weeks ago, averaging nearly 800 deaths per day. We know the race and ethnicity for 97% of the cumulative deaths in the United States. Our latest update reveals continued wide disparities by race, most dramatically for Black and Indigenous Americans. We also adjust these mortality rates for age, a common and important tool that health researchers use to compare diseases that affect age groups differently. This results in even larger mortality disparities observed between Black, Indigenous and other populations of color relative to Whites, who experience the lowest age-adjusted rates nationally. Age-adjusting elevates the mortality rate for Latinos more than any other group—revealing that COVID-19 is stealing far more Latino lives than we would expect despite this group’s relative youthfulness. New with this update, we present mortality data —not just cumulatively—to help us monitor the virus’ changing impacts throughout fall and winter.
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The APM Research Lab has independently compiled these death statistics. (.) The result is the most robust and up-to-date portrait of COVID-19 mortality by race available anywhere, with a lens on inequitable deaths. We have been tracking these deaths for six months now, revealing COVID-19’s growing toll on all Americans, but with the heaviest losses among Black and Indigenous Americans.