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Al Jazeera 8 Apr 2020

US data shows African Americans more likely to die from COVID-19

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Preliminary data from the United States indicates that African Americans are more likely to die from the coronavirus - highlighting the inequalities in health and access to medical care.

Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien has more.


Latest figures show black men are 4.2 times more likely to white men to die from COVID-19 while black women are 4.3 times more likely in comparison to their white counterparts.

Other ethnic groups are also disproportionately affected by coronavirus, with deaths being twice as high within these groups.
Black people are four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people in the United Kingdom, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
The ONS said people of Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian origin are also at a significantly higher risk.
The UK has the second-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, with more than 30,000 deaths.
Jonah Hull reports from northwest London.
BAME people are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with official statistics indicating that black people are four times more likely to die from the virus than people from white backgrounds.

In the daily coronavirus press conference, the government expressed its concern over the figures and said it will not be shielding BAME people.

Some have suggested the number of ethnic minorities in key worker jobs could explain why this is happening.

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The Navy reported that one sailor assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam died Monday due to complications from COVID-19.

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