24% of those who died in the US from Covid-19 during August were Hispanic

A promoter from CASA, a Hispanic activist group, seeks Latino volunteers to test a possible vaccine against COVID-19, at a market in Takoma Park, Maryland, on September 9, 2020. | Photo: Voice of America

The Covid-19 pandemic began to affect the western and southern United States more severely, where there are larger Hispanic populations

The patterns of deaths from the Covid-19 coronavirus in the United States changed during the summer, as there was an increase in the percentage of Hispanic deaths and from people living in the south and west of the country, according to a new government report released Friday.

The report analyzed deaths associated with the coronavirus between May 1 and August 31.

Said report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updates a previous study of the start of the pandemic.

According to the report, more than three fifths of the August deaths were occurring in southern states.

More than a fifth in western states. Hispanic deaths accounted for 24% of all deaths in August.

He also showed a drop in nursing home deaths, from 30% in May to 17% in August, with respect to the total number of deaths.

Whites accounted for 51% of deaths in late spring and during the summer, compared with 40% in early spring.

The proportion of deaths among blacks fell from 25% in early spring to 19% in the summer.

What is the status of Covid-19 in the US?

The United States is the country with the most Covid-19 cases in the world, until this October 16 they report 8 million 47 thousand 792 cases, according to the John Jopkins University.

Of all these people, 218,556 Americans have died from the virus.

The counties most affected by the virus are Los Angeles, California; Miami-Dade, Florida; Cook, Illinois; Harris, Texas; Maricopa, Arizona; and Dallas, Texas.

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