African Americans make up one-third of all US coronavirus cases

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As of April 15, African Americans made up about 30 percent of the COVID-19 
cases in the country, according to CDC data.

The CDC released demographic data for coronavirus cases in the U.S. as of April 15 at 4 p.m. CDT. The data is based on 465,995 U.S. cases.

Three insights:

1. Race is specified for 111,650 of the COVID-19 cases included in the data.

2. Black people account for about 30 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases where race is specified, while white people account for 64 percent and Asians account for 4 percent.

2. Of the 102,979 cases for which ethnicity was specified, Hispanic/Latinos account for 17 percent of the cases.

 

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