How are Latinx Communities Affected by COVID-19
The U.S. map shows how COVID is affecting Latinx communities across the United States, by state. The colors indicate the level of disparity that Latinx/Hispanic communities are experiencing compared to the overall population.
What is disparity?
Why are we measuring disparity?
What does the data not explain?
What does the legend mean? What does it mean for Latinx communities to be better or worse?
We are measuring the COVID disparity for Hispanic/Latinx communities in relation to the average of a given state. By comparing rates on COVID cases and deaths, we can determine whether a Latinx person is contracting or dying from COVID at a higher or lower rate compared to the average person.
- Orange: if the Latinx rate is at least 33% more than the average, then Latinx communities are doing worse.
- Green: If it’s at least 33% less than the average, then Latinx communities are doing better.
- White: If it’s within 33% of the average, then there’s no major difference, and we say it’s the “same”.
- Grey: None or not enough data available - in states where some data is available, but not enough to fairly determine whether or not a disparity exists. We’ve set this threshold at 50%. If a state isn’t reporting at least 50% of their case or death data by race and/or ethnicity, we don’t represent the data on this map.