NYC Mayor Says Virus Has Hit Black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
Therese Fischer reports from The Edge Newsroom

Sourced from the Associated Press

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities.

He said Wednesday that preliminary data indicates that black people account for 28% of the city’s COVID-19 death toll though they are just 22% of the city’s population.

He says Hispanic people are 34% of the city’s virus death toll and 29% of its population.

He says the disparities are troubling and the city will “fight back.”

De Blasio says the city will embark on a campaign to reach non-English speaking communities with information about the virus

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