California Latinos have highest death rate of COVID19


740 deaths represent almost half of all California cases.

  • It’s a scary wake-up call! Please practice safe-distancing, wear masks, and wash vigorously your hands.
  • Latino households across the country are being pummeled by the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s impacted both their medical and economic health.


Latinos make up about 18 percent of the U.S. population. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos represent more than 27 percent of COVID-19 deaths in areas considered to be virus hotspots.

Latinos may be more vulnerable to the virus as a result of the same factors that have put minorities at risk across the country. Many have low-paying service jobs that require them to work through the pandemic, interacting with the public. A large number also lack access to health care, which contributes to higher rates of diabetes and other conditions that can worsen infections.

Below you’ll find updated statistics.


Update: May 6th, 2020

Latinos account for 99% in a Corona virus testing (done April 25-28) inside the S.F. Mission District.


Update: May 4th, 2020.


Update: April 29, 2020.

Dr. Sonia Y. Angell
California’s State Public Health Officer and Director of @CAPublicHealth
Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Californians.

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