5/11/20 According to records obtained by the Bay Area News Group, more than a third of the county’s first 100 deaths occurred in just four ZIP codes on the city’s East Side. In the county’s poorest ZIP codes, the death rate from COVID-19 is four times as high as in the wealthiest ZIP codes.
…They offer insight into a phenomenon seen around the country and across the world: The toll of coronavirus is falling disproportionately on vulnerable communities, where residents ” predominantly Latinos and African-Americans ” have long been poorly served by existing health care systems, and where many ” because of economic stress or the nature of their jobs ” have been unable to stay safely at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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