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Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people

Added 05-20-20 01:09:01pm EST - “New figures from non-partisan APM Research Lab show staggering racial divide in coronavirus death rate across US” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

New figures from non-partisan APM Research Lab show staggering racial divide in coronavirus death rate across US

The racial wound at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the US continues to fester, with latest data showing that African Americans have died from the disease at almost three times the rate of white people.

New figures compiled by the non-partisan APM Research Lab and released on Wednesday under the title Color of Coronavirus provide further evidence of the staggering divide in the Covid-19 death rate between black Americans and the rest of the nation.

Across the country, African Americans have died at a rate of 50.3 per 100,000 people, compared with 20.7 for whites, 22.9 for Latinos and 22.7 for Asian Americans.

More than 20,000 African Americans – about 1 in 2,000 of the entire black population in the US – have died from the disease.

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