COVID Cases Skyrocketing Among Communities of Color

Axios: Counties populated by larger numbers of people of color tend to have more coronavirus cases than those with higher shares of white people. As the outbreak worsens throughout the Southern and Western parts of the country, caseloads are growing fastest in counties with large communities of color. People of color have seen disproportionate rates of infection, hospitalization and death throughout the pandemic. These inequities stem from pre-existing racial disparities throughout society and have been exacerbated by the U.S. coronavirus response. Black and Hispanic or Latino communities have less access to diagnostic testing, and people of color are also more likely to be essential workers.