Covid-19 Outbreak

The Pandemic's Racial Disparity

The U.S. has now passed the grim milestone of 150,000 coronavirus deaths with Califoria, Florida and Texas all recently setting single-day records for deaths from the pandemic. On July 29, one American was dying from Covid-19 every minute with the total number of infections approaching 4.4 million. Studies have found that men are dying at nearly twice the rate of women in the U.S. while the pandemic is proving especially devastating for black Americans who are dying at nearly three times the rate of white people.

That's according to The COVID Tracking Project who state that 30,648 black lives have been lost to the coronavirus to date, accounting for 23 percent of all U.S. deaths where race is known. The deaths were broken down by race or ethnicity with 74 black Americans dying per 100,000 people compared to 30 white Americans per 100,000 people as of July 30, 2020.


This chart shows Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people in the U.S. by race or ethnicity.

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Rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. as of September 26, 2020, by age group
Average number of COVID-19 deaths in last 7 days in select countries, Mar. 1-Oct. 27
Days it took for COVID-19 deaths to double select countries worldwide as of Dec. 13
COVID-19 death rate in U.S. nursing homes, as of September 27, 2020, by state
Number of COVID-19 tests carried out daily in U.S. March-November2020
Projected COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. from Dec. 1, 2020 to Mar. 31, 2021, by scenario

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