THE COLOR OF CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.

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    Our ongoing Color of Coronavirus project monitors how and where COVID-19 mortality is inequitably impacting certain communities—to guide policy and community responses. The coronavirus has claimed more than 444,000 American lives through Feb. 2, 2021—more than 89,000 additional deaths since our last update four weeks ago. We have documented the race and ethnicity for 91% of these cumulative deaths in the United States. Even as vaccine distribution ramps up across the U.S., the virus’ recent toll has been devastating for all groups. More than 3,100 Americans have died per day since 2021 dawned.Our latest update shows death tolls accelerating in the last four weeks compared to the prior period (mostly December 2020), which had also notched record losses until this update exceeded them. The last four weeks have yielded the highest number of new deaths since the start of the pandemic for all groups except Black Americans, for whom it was the second most deadly stretch.
     

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