In Some Cities, High Number Of Black Americans Dying From COVID-19

The City of Chicago shared startling statistics Monday that showed that its Black residents represent a disproportionate number of COVID-19 fatalities.

Even though Black Chicagoans are only 30 percent of the city’s population, they comprise 52 percent of Chicago’s COVID-19 cases and 72 percent of its deaths. By comparison, white people, who make up 33 percent of Chicago’s population, comprise about 11 percent of coronavirus deaths.