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Racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 disease burden & mortality among emergency department patients in a safety net health system

Misa, N.Y., Perez, B., Basham, K., Fisher-Hobson, E., Butler, B., King, K., White, D.A.E., Anderson, E.S.

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This article examines racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 test positivity rate and mortality in emergency department patients in Northern California. The results show a significant disparity amongst Black and Latinx patients, with higher COVID-19 positive testing rates and an increase in hospitalization rates amongst these groups.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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