African Americans and Latinos are nearly three times as likely to personally know someone who has died of the coronavirus than white Americans, according to a new poll released Friday.
Thirty percent of black adults and 26 percent of Latino adults across the country said they know a victim of the coronavirus, who died either from the disease or from complications related to the virus. For white adults, the corresponding figure is only 10 percent, the ABC News/Ipsos poll found.
The findings are consistent with local and national data reported by states and cities that revealed racial and ethnic minorities suffer a disproportionate share of the negative health and economic outcomes from the pandemic.
In New York City, black Americans and Latinos are two times more likely to be hospitalized and to die from COVID-19 than whites, said an ABC News report.
In the southern state of Louisiana, although black residents only comprise a third of the population, they accounted for 70 percent of the deaths in the state, as of last month, according to the report.
The new poll came as the death toll approaches 100,000 and confirmed cases of COVID-19 top 1.5 million in the country.
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