Ethnicity and COVID-19
There is evidence that people from ethnic minorities are disproportionately at risk of both getting coronavirus (COVID-19) and dying from it. They are also more likely to be impacted by the lockdown measures.
This page provides links to data about:
- deaths and disparities in outcomes among people from ethnic minorities
- risk factors associated with getting and dying from COVID-19
- economic, educational and emotional impacts
Deaths and disparities by ethnicity
The following links are to data and analysis that has not been published on Ethnicity facts and figures.
- Deaths by ethnic group (Office for National Statistics)
- Daily deaths (NHS) – see the ‘weekly file’ for deaths by ethnicity
- Factors associated with COVID-19-related deaths (Williamson, E.J. et al)
- Review of disparities in risks and outcomes (Public Health England)
- Drivers of the higher COVID-19 incidence, morbidity and mortality among minority ethnic groups (SAGE)
- Ethnic differences in COVID-19 infection, hospitalisation, and mortality (OpenSAFELY)
- Intensive care admissions (Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre) – see COVID-19 Report, Figure 9 and Tables 3 and 4 for admissions by ethnicity
Certain risk factors are associated with getting and dying from COVID-19.
Most data published on Ethnicity facts and figures relates to time periods before the COVID-19 pandemic. Population data is from the 2011 Census – it is likely that there have been changes in the population since then.
Economic, educational and emotional impacts
COVID-19 may also have a disproportionate economic, educational or emotional impact on people from ethnic minorities. The following list shows some of the data on our site which relates to these impacts.
Most data published on Ethnicity facts and figures relates to time periods before the COVID-19 pandemic – this data will help measure the impact of COVID-19 as new data becomes available.