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COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

January 27, 2021

As part of its commitment to reduce health inequities, the state has launched a Health Equity Dashboard on www.covid19.ca.gov that tracks California’s health equity measure and data by race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

CDPH updates data tables on race/ethnicity weekly.  

All Cases and Deaths associated with COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA population
Latino
1,326,727
55.0
17,147
46.0
38.9
White
478,329
19.8
11,879
31.9
36.6
Asian159,865
6.6
4,341
11.6
15.4
African American
96,722
4.0
2,423
6.5
6.0
Multi-Race32,224
1.3
428
1.1
2.2
American Indian or Alaska Native7,719
0.3
120
0.3
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
13,708
0.6
221
0.6
0.3
Other
297,086
12.3
725
1.9
0.0
Total with data2,412,380
100.0
37,284
100.0100.0

Cases: 3,186,610 total; 774,230 (24%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 38,070 total; 786 (2%) missing race/ethnicity ​
*2,089 cases with missing age ​
**Census data does not include 'other race' category ​


All Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 18+

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA population
Latino
1,122,678
53.6
17,141
46.0
36.3
White        
438,035
20.9
11,874
31.9
38.8
Asian146,088
7.0
4,339
11.6
16.2
African American
87,059
4.2
2,422
6.5
6.1
Multi-Race

27,984

1.3
427
1.1
1.7
American Indian or Alaska Native6,760
0.3
120
0.3
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander12,413
0.6
221
0.6
0.3
Other251,927
12.0
724
1.9
0.0
Total with data2,092,944
100.037,268
100.0
100.0

Cases: 2,779,890 total; 686,946 (25%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 38,052 total; 784 (2%) missing race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include 'other race' category


Proportions of Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 0‐17

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA Population
Latino
203,490
63.9
4
50.0
47.9
White
39,993
12.6
112.5
29.2
Asian
13,696
4.3
1
12.5
12.7
African American9,594
3.0
112.5
5.4
Multi-Race4,239
1.3
1
15.5
4.0
American Indian948
0.3
00.00.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander1,290
0.4
00.00.3
Other45,033
14.1
0
0.0
0.0
Total318,283
100.0
8
100.0100.0

Cases: 404,631; 86,348 (21%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 9 total; 1 (11%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category


Proportions of Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 18‐34

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA Population
Latino462,050
58.1
364
70.5
45.0
White
134,143
16.9
49
9.5
30.2
Asian47,386
6.0
26
5.0
14.7
African American30,154
3.8
53
10.3
6.5
Multi-Race10,605
1.3
3
0.6
2.6
American Indian2,494
0.3
3
0.6
0.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander4,145
0.5
7
1.4
0.4
Other104,026
13.1
11
2.1
0.0
Total795,003
100.0
516
100.0100.0

Cases: 1,072,692 total; 277,689 (26%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 532 total; 16 (3%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category


Proportions of Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 35‐49

Race/Ethnicity
Latino
329,918
57.5
1,443
74.6
41.5
White99,364
17.3
182
9.4
32.5
Asian
38,129
6.6
125
6.5
17.5
African American21,350
3.7
120
6.2
5.9
Multi-Race7,684
1.3
18
0.9
1.6
American Indian921
0.3
7
0.4
0.5
Native Hawaiian
and other Pacific Islander
3,526
0.6
11
0.6
0.4
Other
71,825
12.5
29
1.5
0.0
Total573,717
100.01,935
100.0
100.0

Cases: 764,563 total; 190,846 (25%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 1,991 total; 56 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category


Proportions of Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 50‐64

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA Population
Latino234,076
50.8
4,568
65.6
32.2
White107,208
23.3
1,156
16.6
43.0
Asian35,257
7.7
492
7.1
16.3
African American21,536
4.7
477
6.8
6.4
Multi-Race6,229
1.4
58
0.8
1.2
American Indian1,542
0.3
17
0.2
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander2,981
0.6
65
0.9
0.4
Other51,961
11.3
132
1.9
0.0
Total
460,790
100.06,965
100.0100.0

Cases: 606,779 total; 145,989 (24%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 7,114 total; 149 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category


Proportions of Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 65-79

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA Population
Latino
76,229
39.9
6,088
48.9
21.8
White64,568
33.8
3,667
29.4
54.0
Asian
17,475
9.1
1,257
10.1
16.9
African American10,304
5.4
915
7.3
5.5
Multi-Race2,592
1.4
159
1.3
1.0
American Indian601
0.3
47
0.4
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander1,416
0.7
89
0.7
0.3
Other
17,838
9.3
232
1.9
0.0
Total191,023
100.012,454
100.0
100.0

Cases: 244,138 total; 53,115 (22%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 12,687 total; 233 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category


Proportions of Cases and Deaths by Race and Ethnicity Among Ages 80+

Race/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA Population
Latino20,404
282
4,678
30.4
19.6
White32,752
45.2
6,820
44.3
57.2
Asian7,840
10.8
2,439
15.8
17.0
African American3,715
5.1
857
5.6
4.8
Multi-Race
874
1.2
189
1.2
0.9
American Indian202
0.3
46
0.3
0.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander345
0.5
49
0.3
0.2
Other6,277
8.7
320
2.1
0.0
Total
72,409
100.015,398
100.0100.0

Cases: 91,715 total; 19,306 (21%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 15,728 total; 330 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category