Are the rates for COVID-19 higher in the Black and Hispanic communities? Am I more likely to get COVID-19 if I’m Black and/or Hispanic?

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that there is a higher burden of illness and death from COVID-19 among certain racial and ethnic minority groups. Based on data from New York City, Black and Hispanic people have more cases of COVID-19, as well as higher rates of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 than White and Asian people. More studies are underway to confirm this data and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on these communities. 

Whether or not you get infected with COVID-19 depends on a number of factors. The good news is that you can control many of these factors. Visit the CDC website for more information.