Excerpts from CBS News
More than half of the people in Chicago who have contracted coronavirus, and over 70% of those who have died are African Americans, health officials and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. African Americans make up 30% of the city’s population, according to the city’s data., the disease caused by
According to data shared by the city on Sunday, 98 people have died from COVID-19 in Chicago. Of those 98 deaths, 67 were African American.
“Fifty-two percent of our cases have been in black Chicagoans, and, most strikingly, 72% of our deaths here in Chicago,” Chicago Public Health Department Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, said Monday.