COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most. The COVID Racial Data Tracker advocates for, collects, publishes, and analyzes racial data on the pandemic across the United States. It’s a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Together, we’re gathering the most complete and up-to-date race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 in the United States.
Visit the website at https://covidtracking.com/race
We’ve compiled the race and ethnicity data that states are reporting for several COVID-19 data categories so that other researchers can begin to work with, analyze, and visualize this information. This is a challenging dataset to compile and code. While an increasing number of states and territories are providing race and ethnicity data, that data remains incomplete and inconsistent.
We’re advocating to change that, and you can, too. Our racial data dashboard provides the latest information on who is providing race and ethnicity data, and how complete it is. Check to see whether your state is reporting this data at all, and for what percentage of cases.