Access the latest CDC data to help increase patient safety and reduce the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority groups in their communities. Some racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, play and worship affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes, such as COVID-19 infection, severe illness, and death. These conditions are known as social determinants of health. Long-standing inequities in social determinants of health that affect these groups, such as poverty and healthcare access, are interrelated and influence a wide range of health and quality-of-life risks and outcomes.
The COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities web pages include data and information about exposure to the virus; illness, hospitalization and death resulting from COVID-19; and other effects of the pandemic, which are higher among Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander people.