Not less than 20,000 Black Americans have been confirmed dead from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the report by an independent research organization, APM Research Lab said “African Americans have been disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and are dying at a higher rate than any other demographic from the disease that has killed more than 90,000 people across the country”.
In its latest publication released on 19th May, APM Research Lab. revealed a report that breaks down coronavirus deaths in the U.S by race and ethnicity. The latest overall COVID-19 mortality rate for Black Americans is 2.4 times as high as the rate for Whites and 2.2 times as high as the rate for Asians and Latinos; 1 in 2,000 Black Americans has died (or 50.3 per 100,000), 1 in 4,300 Asian and Latino Americans has died (or 22.7 and 22.9, respectively, per 100,000), 1 in 4,700 White Americans has died (or 20.7 per 100,000).
The widest racial disparity is in Kansas, where the report found black residents are 7 times more likely to die from coronavirus than white residents.