COVID-19 Cases by Race in Chicago

the Latinx community of Chicago hit hardest by COVID-19 according to Chicago’s Department of Health study from 2020.

By: Bridget Ball

Towards the middle of March 2020, the Black Non-Latinx and White Non-Latinx communities are the first communities to spike in positive covid-19 rates.

However by mid April, the Latinx community surpasses both the White Non-Latinx and Black Non-Latinx communities. By April 30, 2020, the Latinx community had 559 positive test results.

It should be noted the second highest COVID-19 rates came from those who did not disclose their race/ethnicity. The Unknown Race/Ethnicity community had 354 more cases on April 30, 2020.