Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known factors contributing to the higher morbidity and mortality among Blacks.
57,266 Black lives have been lost to COVID-19 to date. Blacks account for 14% of Covid-19 deaths where race is known. Black people are dying at 1.6 times the rate of white people.