55% of U.S. coronavirus cases in CDC analysis are black And Hispanic

Of the 1,320,488 reported cases analyzed between January 22 and May 30 that included information on race and ethnicity, 33% of the patients were Hispanic, 22% were Black and 1.3% were American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN).

“These findings suggest that persons in these groups, who account for 18%, 13% and 0.7% of the U.S. population, respectively, are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the CDC report reads.

About 14% of the cases analyzed required hospitalization, with 2% admitted to intensive cares units and 5.4% resulting in death.