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COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

January 13, 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
1,148,799
55.0
14,292
46.5
38.9
White414,819
19.9
9,736
31.7
36.6
Asian135,579
6.5
3,605
11.7
15.4
African American
83,262
4.0
2,050
6.7
6.0
Multi-Race26,502
1.3
344
1.1
2.2
American Indian or Alaska Native6,595
0.3
99
0.3
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander11,846
0.6
170
0.6
0.3
Other261,173
12.5
416
1.4
0.0
Total with data2,088,575
100.0
30,712
100.0100.0

Cases: 2,816,969 total; 728,394 (26%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 31,222 total; 510 (2%) missing race/ethnicity ​
*1,874 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
Latino975,670
53.7
14,289
46.5
36.3
White         380,864
21.0
9,732
31.7
38.8
Asian124,276
6.8
3,603
11.7
16.2
African American
75,258
4.1
2,049
6.7
6.1
Multi-Race

23,050

1.3
344
1.1
1.7
American Indian or Alaska Native5,812
0.3
99
0.3
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander10,737
0.6
170
0.6
0.3
Other222,257
12.2
415
1.4
0.0
Total with data1,817,924
100.030,701
100.0
100.0

Cases: 2,464,977 total; 647,053 (26%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 31,209 total; 508 (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
Latino172,652
64.0
2
40.0
47.9
White
33,678
12.5
120.029.2
Asian
11,241
4.2
1
20.0
12.7
African American7,945
2.9
120.05.4
Multi-Race3,451
1.3
00.04.0
American Indian774
0.3
00.00.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander1,103
0.4
00.00.3
Other38,800
14.4
0
0.0
0.0
Total269,644
100.0
5
100.0100.0

Cases: 350,118; 80,474 (23%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 6 total; 1 (17%) 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
Latino402,421
58.1
309
69.6
45.0
White117,473
16.9
43
9.7
30.2
Asian40,447
5.8
23
5.2
14.7
African American25,996
3.8
50
11.3
6.5
Multi-Race8,816
1.3
3
0.7
2.6
American Indian2,122
0.3
3
0.7
0.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander3,562
0.5
7
1.6
0.4
Other92,305
13.3
6
1.4
0.0
Total693,142
100.0444
100.0100.0

Cases: 957,091 total; 263,949 (28%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 456 total; 12 (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/EthnicityNo. CasesPercent CasesNo. DeathsPercent DeathsPercent CA Population
Latino287,799
57.6
1,207
74.6
41.5
White86,366
17.3
146
9.0
32.5
Asian
32,772
6.6
108
6.7
17.5
African American18,522
3.7
105
6.5
5.9
Multi-Race6,268
1.3
16
1.0
1.6
American Indian1,655
0.3
7
0.4
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander3,089
0.6
10
0.6
0.4
Other63,523
12.7
20
1.2
0.0
Total499,994
100.01,619
100.0
100.0

Cases: 680,031 total; 180,037 (26%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 1,656 total; 37 (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
Latino202,383
50.9
3,784
66.9
32.2
White92,718
23.3
930
16.4
43.0
Asian29,669
7.5
390
6.9
16.3
African American18,535
4.7
390
6.9
6.4
Multi-Race5,155
1.3
43
0.8
1.2
American Indian1,342
0.3
12
0.2
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander2,569
0.6
51
0.9
0.4
Other45,487
11.4
57
1.0
0.0
Total
397,858
100.05,657
100.0100.0

Cases: 534,354 total; 136,496 (26%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 5,750 total; 93 (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
65,419
39.9
5,025
49.4
21.8
White55,901
34.1
2,986
29.4
54.0
Asian14,558
8.9
1,027
10.1
16.9
African American8,953
5.5
766
7.5
5.5
Multi-Race2,093
1.3
130
1.3
1.0
American Indian516
0.3
36
0.4
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander1,209
0.7
69
0.7
0.3
Other15,504
9.4
127
1.2
0.0
Total164,153
100.010,166
100.0100.0

Cases: 213,127 total; 48,974 (23%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 10,334 total; 168 (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
Latino17,647
28.1
3,964
30.9
19.6
White28,406
45.3
5,627
43.9
57.2
Asian6,829
10.9
2,055
16.017.0
African American3,252
5.2
738
5.8
4.8
Multi-Race
718
1.1
152
1.2
0.9
American Indian177
0.3
41
0.3
0.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander308
0.5
33
0.3
0.2
Other5,438
8.7
205
1.6
0.0
Total
62,775
100.012,815
100.0100.0

Cases: 80,371 total; 17,596 (22%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 13,013 total; 198 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category