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Black and brown communities across the United States are more likely to die from COVID-19, according to early data, which also highlights the longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care.
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that more than half of Chicagoans who have died from COVID-19 are African Americans.
'We are all in this crisis together but we are not all experiencing this crisis in the same way,' Lightfoot said Monday.
Black residents in Chicago accounted for 72 per cent of deaths from COVID-19 complications and 52 per cent of positive tests for the coronavirus, despite making up only 30 per cent of the city's population, according to the city's public health agency.
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Data released on Monday shows that death rates by race-ethnicity are highest for black residents in Chicago
This graphic shows the COVID-19 case characteristics for Chicago residents. More than 50 per cent of cases are from the black community