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Data: COVID-19 Is Taking A Heavy Toll On Poor And Non-White Angelenos

Signage at a COVID-19 testing site. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Early COVID-19 data from L.A. County health authorities showed a higher rate of deaths and infections among some groups than others, with African Americans especially hard hit.

But the data was limited and, in some ways, surprising: Latinos seemed to make up a smaller percentage of total deaths than seen in other parts of the state and country.

Now, two months into the pandemic, county health officials have a much more detailed picture of the virus's disproportionate effects on some groups. And it's clear that Latinos are among the hardest hit.


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