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BAME people more likely to die from Covid than white people – study

ONS update also shows that males have higher death rate than females * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage People of black and South Asian ethnic background have a greater risk of death from Covid than white people, figures have confirmed, revealing such differences are not driven by pre-existing health conditions, but largely down to factors such as living arrangements and jobs. Since the pandemic began, it has been clear that people of some ethnic backgrounds are at greater risk from the coronavirus than others, with previous data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggesting black people have a four-fold higher risk of dying from Covid than white people. Continue reading...

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