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Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Outcomes

Findings from a recent study published in Circulation have revealed the magnitude of these racial and ethnic inequities since the beginning of the pandemic. Among 7,800 patients hospitalized in the U.S. with COVID-19 between January and July of last year, 33 percent were Hispanic, 25.5 percent were Black, 6.3 percent were Asian, and 35.2 percent were white. Of these patients, overall mortality was 18.4 percent, with more than half of all deaths occurring in Black and Hispanic patients.