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Latino population sees COVID-19 infection rate four times higher than non-Hispanic whites


Last updated 6/17/2020 at 6:55pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Multiple reports released today reveal that Latino, Black and Pacific Islander communities are more significantly impacted by both immediate health effects and economic effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to data from San Diego County, Latinos as a group make up 34% of the county's population, yet make up 67% of all known positive COVID-19 cases - 5,517 of the 8,201 cases where data on race was available. Latinos are getting COVID-19 at a rate of 479.4 per 100,000 people, a rate more than four times higher than that of the non-Hispanic white population, who are...

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