Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

COVID-19 Could Expose LA's Racial, Wealth Inequalities

5e87c51db18a9b000a3f622f-eight.jpg
Reyna, a Huntington Park resident, wears a mask bought at a local store on her way to a doctors appointment in Boyle Heights. Chava Sanchez/Laist
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

The coronavirus testing data that Los Angeles County has been releasing daily doesn't include information about race or socioeconomic status. But it does tell us where people are being tested and which neighborhoods have the highest rates of transmission.

Up until very recently, cases were largely concentrated in wealthier neighborhoods.

That's changing, though, as the virus spreads, and health experts worry that lower-income neighborhoods and non-white communities will eventually bear the brunt of the pandemic.

READ MORE: