Race-Ethnicity COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

As part of its commitment to reduce health inequities, the state has launched a Health Equity Dashboard on California's COVID-19 site 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.  

Data as of January 26, 2022

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

Race/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA population
Latino
2,980,938
48.4
34,744
45.1
38.9
White
1,487,067
24.1
25,543
33.1
36.6
Asian514,288
8.3
8,546
11.1
15.4
African American
328,766
5.3
5,282
6.9
6.0
Multi-Race70,617
1.1
1,159
1.5
2.2
American Indian or Alaska Native26,924
0.4
353
0.5
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
44,905
0.7
480
0.6
0.3
Other
707,676
11.5
963
1.2
0.0
Total with data
6,161,181
100.0
77,070
100.0
100.0

Cases: 7,629,666 total; 1,468,485 (19%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 78,571 total; 1,501 (2%) missing race/ethnicity ​
*4,263 cases with missing age ​
**Census data does not include 'other race' category ​


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

Race/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA population
Latino
2,341,024
46.7
34,719
45.1
36.3
White        
1,286,446
25.7
25,532
33.2
38.8
Asian436,784
8.7
8,539
11.1
16.2
African American
274,634
5.5
5,276
6.9
6.1
Multi-Race

57,316

1.1
1,157
1.5
1.7
American Indian or Alaska Native22,116
0.4
353
0.5
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander38,129
0.8
479
0.6
0.3
Other551,106
11.0
962
1.2
0.0
Total with data5,007,555
100.0
77,017
100.0
100.0

Cases: 6,231,780 total; 1,224,225 (20%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 78,514 total; 1,497 (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/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA Population
Latino
639,092
55.5
23
50.0
47.9
White
200,019
17.4
7
15.2
29.2
Asian
77,323
6.7
6
13.0
12.7
African American54,027
4.7
6
13.0
5.4
Multi-Race13,296
1.2
2
4.3
4.0
American Indian4,791
0.4
00.0
0.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander6,761
0.6
1
2.2
0.3
Other156,030
13.6
1
2.2
0.0
Total1,151,339
100.0
46
100.0
100.0

Cases: 1,393,623 total; 242,284 (17.4%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 49 total; 3 (6%) 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/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA Population
Latino
1,005,532
50.7
871
66.0
45.0
White
420,966
21.2
174
13.2
30.2
Asian
170,375
8.6
86
6.5
14.7
African American106,255
5.4
120
9.1
6.5
Multi-Race22,878
1.2
13
1.0
2.6
American Indian8,484
0.4
12
0.9
0.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander13,652
0.7
24
1.8
0.4
Other233,895
11.8
19
1.4
0.0
Total
1,982,037
100.0
1,319
100.0
100.0

Cases: 2,487,533 total; 505,496 (20.3%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 1,361 total; 42 (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 No. Cases
Percent Cases
No. Deaths
Percent Deaths
Percent CA Population
Latino
696,653
49.1
3,402
68.2
41.5
White327,587
23.1
659
13.2
32.5
Asian
122,757
8.6
311
6.2
17.5
African American73,281
5.2
368
7.4
5.9
Multi-Race
15,613
1.1
90
1.8
1.6
American Indian6,406
0.5
30
0.6
0.5
Native Hawaiian
and other Pacific Islander
12,160
0.9
59
1.2
0.4
Other
165,026
11.6
67
1.3
0.0
Total
1,419,483
100.0
4,986
100.0
100.0

Cases: 1,767,011 total; 347,528 (19.7%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 5,118 total; 132 (3%) 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/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA Population
Latino
456,182
43.6
9,759
59.8
32.2
White
306,627
29.3
3,437
21.0
43.0
Asian89,529
8.6
1,201
7.4
16.3
African American62,299
6.0
1,273
7.8
6.4
Multi-Race
12,019
1.1
214
1.3
1.2
American Indian
4,963
0.5
100
0.6
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
8,235
0.8
145
0.9
0.4
Other
106,329
10.2
202
1.2
0.0
Total
1,046,183
100.0
16,331
100.0
100.0

Cases: 1,296,704 total; 250,521 (19.3%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 16,705 total; 374 (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/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA Population
Latino
145,363
34.6
12,190
46.5
21.8
White165,051
39.2
8,405
32.0
54.0
Asian
39,699
9.4
2,714
10.3
16.9
African American25,368
6.0
1,889
7.2
5.5
Multi-Race5,067
1.2
425
1.6
1.0
American Indian1,822
0.4
116
0.4
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander3,377
0.8
163
0.6
0.3
Other
34,946
8.3
333
1.3
0.0
Total420,693
100.0
26,235
100.0
100.0

Cases: 511,779 total; 91,086 (17.8%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 26,693 total; 458 (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/Ethnicity No. Cases Percent Cases No. Deaths Percent Deaths Percent CA Population
Latino37,294
26.8
8,497
30.2
19.6
White66,213
47.6
12,857
45.7
57.2
Asian
14,424
10.4
4,227
15.0
17.0
African American7,431
5.3
1,626
5.8
4.8
Multi-Race
1,739
1.2
415
1.5
0.9
American Indian
441
0.3
95
0.3
0.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander705
0.5
88
0.3
0.2
Other10,910
7.8
341
1.2
0.0
Total
139,157
100.028,146
100.0
100.0

Cases: 168,750 total; 29,593 (17.5%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 28,637 total; 491 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category