Report reveals black people four times more likely to die from Covid-19
Research released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that people from black backgrounds in England and Wales were four times more likely to die from coronavirus than people from white backgrounds.
The study found that all other ethnic minorities were more likely to die from Covid-19, compared to people from white backgrounds.
It discovered that after taking into account age, self reported health and disability, black people were still almost twice as likely as white people to die a Covid-19-related death.
This chart shows the likelihood of ethic minorities deaths in comparison to people from white backgrounds.
David Lammy the Shadow Lord Chancellor described the news as “Appalling” and stated that he felt that “It is urgent the causes of this disproportionality are investigated.”
by Danielle Freeman Grantham