COVID-19 is also highlighting disparities in health

Although the COVID-19 is highlighting disparities in health. Although the population of Cuyahoga County is 63% white and 29% Black, Black residents make up 49% of COVID cases and 61% of COVID hospitalizations.

 

This data is consistent with volumes of other data showing significant disparities in health based on race.

Maps of prevalence of various disorders such as heart disease and diabetes line up closely with redlining maps, showing how systematic disinvestment in communities has led to greater health issues.

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Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard 07/27/2020