Black Americans are dying of the coronavirus at three times the rate of the white people. Moreover, racial issues continue in the country. Read ahead to know more. Also, find out the current status of the pandemic in the country.
Coronavirus Status In The United States
The United States has the maximum number of coronavirus cases. Moreover, the country is testing more than half a million people every day. But due to so many cases, their healthcare system is working at its peak.
New York City continues to remain the epicenter of the coronavirus. According to John Hopkins University, there are 1.59 million positive cases in the country. 303,000 people have recovered. However, 94,276 people have died in the country.
The Racial Issue
According to BBC, the African-American have died from the disease three times the rate of the white people. Furthermore, they are dying at a rate of 50.3 per 100,000 people. The remaining percentage is made by 20.7% whites, 22.9% Latinos, and 22.7% Asian Americans.
More than 20,000 African Americans that is 1 in 2000 of the black population have died from the disease. Also, black people are dying at seven times the rate of white people in Kansas.
The situation is not looking good for them. Moreover, many are not receiving the treatment on time. The whites are being preferred first in the country.
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The Racial Disparities
The black neighborhoods in the country are hit much harder than the wealthier white neighborhoods. Moreover, when the death rate is ranked by zip codes, eight out of the top 10 have the majority as black or Latino populations.
New York has also reported that the initial cases of the pandemic were topped by the black people. Things do not look good for them considering the racial trauma in the country.