Black Chicagoans Disproportionately Impacted By COVID-19

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks in Chicago on Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. On Tuesday, Lightfoot reaffirmed the city’s commitment to providing services to all residents regardless of citizenship status. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks in Chicago on Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. On Tuesday, Lightfoot reaffirmed the city’s commitment to providing services to all residents regardless of citizenship status. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Black Chicagoans Disproportionately Impacted By COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday released a racial breakdown of deaths and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city — and that data confirmed a recent WBEZ analysis on coronavirus-related deaths in Cook County.

Black residents account for more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the county. In Chicago, 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths are black residents, according WBEZ's analysis.

Reset checks in with WBEZ’s Maria Ines Zamudio for more on this issue.

GUEST: Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter