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COVID-19 deaths by race

COVID-19 deaths by race

(Illustration by Krieg Barrie)

49.7

The number of Americans per 100,000 persons who have died due to COVID-19 and in which the race of the deceased was documented, as of Aug. 18, according to data from APM Research Lab. The pandemic has hit some racial and ethnic groups harder than others, and experts say the reasons could range from higher rates of underlying conditions that make COVID-19 more serious to less access to healthcare services.

88.4 

The number of black Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19, as of Aug. 18.

73.2

The number of Native Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

54.4 

The number of Latino Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

40.4 

The number of white Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

36.4 

The number of Asian Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.