Latino, Black people dying and becoming infected with COVID-19 at staggering rates, data shows
While its true that anyone could contract COVID-19, growing data shows the virus is infecting and killing people in Latino and Black communities across the country at a disturbing rate. For Black Americans, the hospitalization rate is about five times that of white Americans. KSAT Explains: How COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted longstanding inequities and socioeconomic issues in San AntonioSaenz said that Latinos are overwhelmingly overrepresented among people who have been infected with the virus. Overall Latinos, were succumbing to the disease at about rates of about two- to two-and-a-half times higher than the white population, said Saenz. You have Latinos dying at rates that are six, seven, eight times higher than the white population, said Saenz.