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Initial COVID-19 Case and Death Data Similar to State’s Diversity

The California Department of Public Health released the initial data of COVID-19 cases and death rates based on racial and ethnic percentages.  The data shows that the disease affects Californians in line with the state’s diverse population.

Latinos: 30% of cases and 29% of deaths (39% of the state’s population)

Whites: 37% of cases and 43% of deaths (37% of the state’s population)

African Americans/Blacks: 6% of cases and 3% of deaths (6% of the state’s population)

Asians: 14% of cases and 16% of deaths (15% of the state’s population)

Multiracial: 2.5% of cases and 2% of deaths (2% of the state’s population)

American Indians or Alaska Natives: 0.2% of cases and 0.6% of deaths (0.5% of the states’ population)

Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders: 1.6% of cases and 1% of deaths (0.3% of the state’s population)

Other: 9% of cases and 5% of deaths (N/A)

To read more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-047.aspx