November 2, 2021 | Thought Leadership
Across the United States, COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Hispanic and Latino communities. These communities are experiencing higher diagnoses rates and increased likelihood for hospitalization and death. In fact nearly half of of the COVID-19 related deaths in California were among Latinos.
The analysis found that Hispanic and Latino people in this sample were more likely to live in larger households, work in essential jobs and have larger contact networks, suggesting that Hispanic and Latino people experience higher levels of known COVID-19 transmission risk factors that are beyond their control.