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Racial Demographics and COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and Deaths: A Correlational Analysis of 2,886 U.S. Counties

Mahajan, U. V., Larkins-Pettigrew, M.

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Data Collection and Reporting

This study is a nationwide analysis of county-level population demographics, COVID-19 mortality rates, and COVID-19 case rates. The study shows a positive correlation between the percentage of African-Americans living in a county and increases in mortality rates for COVID-19 positive individuals.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American

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