Covid-19 Statistics: BAME
Black people are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as white people. Even after factors like social deprivation are taken into account.
That’s the offical conclusion of the Office for National Statistics, the ONS.
In her report An Avoidable Crisis, published in October 2020, Baroness Doreen Lawrence has called on the government to 'set out an urgent plan for tackling the disproportionate impact of Covid on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people this winter'.
The risk of various ethnic groups is shown on the graphic below. Follow the links for all our stories on BAME communities and Covid-19.
- Oct 2020: Ethnic differences in Covid deaths are the result of economics
- July 2020: Covid-19 - Black men twice as likely to die as white
- April 2020: Covid-19 - Ethnic data at last but still no gender
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