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Why is coronavirus disproportionately affecting BAME communities?

Why is the BAME community being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis? Figure released by NHS England show more than 16% of people who tested positive for coronavirus when they died in hospitals in England were from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. That's despite BAME people making up 14% of the population in England and Wales. One report found that black, Asian and minority ethnic communities accounted for 34.5% of critically ill Covid-19 patients in hospital (source ICNARC). Sourced from https://www.itv.com/news/london/2020-04-27/why-is-coronavirus-disproportionately-affecting-bame-communities/

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29 Apr 2020

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