Some Really Depressing Covid-19 Death Data

If they had died at the same rate as White Americans, at least 14,000 Black Americans would still be alive

The APM Research Lab released new data on the mortality rates from Covid-19, separated out by race. What they found is really discouraging. Here’s the breakdown of Americans that have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began:

  • 1 in 1,625 Black Americans has died
  • 1 in 2,775 Indigenous Americans has died



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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin


Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that