Minorities much more likely than white people to test positive for Covid – study

New study also finds that people of color are at higher risk than whites of hospitalizations and death from coronavirus

People of colour are significantly more likely than white people to test positive for Covid-19 – and are at higher risk of hospitalisation and death when they are diagnosed – according to a new study that lays bare the racial disparities among millions of coronavirus patients across America.

The research, published on Wednesday by Epic Health Research Network Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), analysed the health record data of around 50 million patients from 53 health systems across 21 states.

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