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African-Americans Are Overwhelmingly Dying From Coronavirus At A Higher Rate In United States

The coronavirus is infecting and killing black people in the United States at disproportionately high rates.

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African Americans are overwhelmingly dying of coronavirus at much higher rates compared to other American populations in some major cities in United States.

The federal officials and states are not publishing the racial data on coronavirus victims, raising concerns about care for the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

Recent statistics released by several states shows that the coronavirus appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to Washington Post.

In Chicago, a recent report found that 70 percent of people who died from coronavirus, are black — even though the city’s population is just 30 percent black.

In Milwaukee County, African Americans account for about 70 percent of the dead but just 26 percent of the population.

The disparity is similar in Louisiana, where 70 percent of the people who have died were black, although African Americans make up just 32 percent of the state’s population.

In Michigan where the state’s 845 reported deaths, African Americans account for roughly 40 percent of deaths, despite comprising only 14 percent of the population.

Michigan did not offer a breakdown of race by county or city, but more than a quarter of deaths occurred in Detroit, where African Americans make up 79 percent of the population.

In Illinois, 43 percent of people who have died from the disease are African-Americans, a group that makes up just 15 percent of the state’s population.

North Carolina and South Carolina also have reported a ratio of black residents to white residents who have tested positive for the virus that well exceeds the general population ratio.

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President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged for the first time the racial disparity at the White House task force briefing Tuesday.

He said that federal authorities were working to provide statistics over the next two or three days that might help examine the issue.

“Why is it that the African-American community is so much, numerous times more than everybody else?” Trump asked. “It doesn’t make sense, and I don’t like it, and we are going to have statistics over the next probably two to three days.”

Meanwhile, the detailed data on the race of coronavirus patients reported publicly, have sparked outrage among black people.

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