The pandemic highlights inequalities in our healthcare system. The FOCUS team has some new information to show how the Hispanic and Latino residents have been disproportionately impacted.
About 7% of Hoosiers are Hispanic.
But Hispanics are getting infected at higher rates. Just more than 8% of the total Coronavirus cases in the state are among this population. That's the orange sliver of this pie chart.
And an even deeper disparity, only about 3.5% of the total people tested in the state have been Hispanics and Latinos.
The data tells a similar story in Kentucky.
About 4% of the total population is Hispanic or Latino.
But, sadly, Hispanics in Kentucky are getting sick at more than twice that rate.
More than 9% of the total COVID cases across the Commonwealth are among the Hispanic population.
Less data is publically available in Kentucky but of the known deaths, 4% of this group has fallen victim to the virus.