In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black
Sunday, April 05, 2020
WBEZ News by María Inés Zamudio, Elliott Ramos In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black
April 5, 2020
The COVID-19 virus is killing black residents in Cook County at disproportionately high rates, according to early data analyzed by WBEZ.
While black residents make up only 23% of the population in the county, they account for 58% of the COVID-19 deaths. And half of the deceased lived in Chicago, according to data from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
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