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 12, 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
2,515,753
49.3
34,141
45.3
38.9
White
1,243,785
24.4
24,869
33.0
36.6
Asian403,044
7.9
8,395
11.1
15.4
African American
273,238
5.4
5,132
6.8
6.0
Multi-Race68,309
1.3
1,148
1.5
2.2
American Indian or Alaska Native21,526
0.4
345
0.5
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
35,652
0.7
473
0.6
0.3
Other
538,106
10.6
887
1.2
0.0
Total with data
5,099,413
100.0
75,390
100.0
100.0

Cases: 6,296,907 total; 1,197,494 (19%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 76,804 total; 1,414 (2%) missing race/ethnicity ​
*3,220 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
2,027,010
47.9
34,118
45.3
36.3
White        
1,089,861
25.7
24,858
33.0
38.8
Asian349,574
8.3
8,389
11.1
16.2
African American
231,377
5.5
5,126
6.8
6.1
Multi-Race

56,111

1.3
1,146
1.5
1.7
American Indian or Alaska Native17,947
0.4
345
0.5
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander30,646
0.7
472
0.6
0.3
Other433,174
10.2
886
1.2
0.0
Total with data4,235,700
100.0
75,340
100.0
100.0

Cases: 5,255,059 total; 1,019,359 (19%) missing race/ethnicity
Deaths: 76,751 total; 1,411 (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
488,037
56.6
22
50.0
47.9
White
153,512
17.8
7
15.9
29.2
Asian
53,366
6.2
5
11.4
12.7
African American41,774
4.8
6
13.6
5.4
Multi-Race12,193
1.4
2
4.5
4.0
American Indian3,565
0.4
00.0
0.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander4,994
0.6
1
2.3
0.3
Other104,604
12.1
1
2.3
0.0
Total862,045
100.0
44
100.0
100.0

Cases: 1,038,628 total; 176,583 (17%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 46 total; 2 (4%) 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
870,916
51.7
849
66.4
45.0
White
359,509
21.3
165
12.9
30.2
Asian
136,726
8.1
84
6.6
14.7
African American91,186
5.4
115
9.0
6.5
Multi-Race22,278
1.3
13
1.0
2.6
American Indian6,892
0.4
10
0.8
0.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander11,159
0.7
24
1.9
0.4
Other187,241
11.1
18
1.4
0.0
Total
1,685,907
100.0
1,278
100.0
100.0

Cases: 2,113,251 total; 427,344 (20.2%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 1,321 total; 43 (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
599,223
50.5
3,322
68.5
41.5
White272,146
23.0
630
13.0
32.5
Asian
95,682
8.1
304
6.3
17.5
African American61,046
5.1
354
7.3
5.9
Multi-Race
15,279
1.3
89
1.8
1.6
American Indian5,180
0.4
29
0.6
0.5
Native Hawaiian
and other Pacific Islander
9,571
0.8
59
1.2
0.4
Other
127,349
10.7
64
1.3
0.0
Total
1,185,476
100.0
4,851
100.0
100.0

Cases: 1,471,332 total; 285,856 (19.4%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 4,977 total; 126 (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
396,421
44.8
9,612
60.1
32.2
White
258,905
29.3
3,335
20.9
43.0
Asian71,897
8.1
1,173
7.3
16.3
African American51,569
5.8
1,229
7.7
6.4
Multi-Race
11,831
1.3
214
1.3
1.2
American Indian
4,000
0.5
100
0.6
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
6,578
0.7
144
0.9
0.4
Other
82,719
9.4
188
1.2
0.0
Total
883,920
100.0
15,995
100.0
100.0

Cases: 1,090,836 total; 206,916 (19%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 16,354 total; 359 (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
127,332
35.6
12,005
46.8
21.8
White140,590
39.3
8,154
31.8
54.0
Asian
32,579
9.1
2,678
10.4
16.9
African American21,101
5.9
1,836
7.2
5.5
Multi-Race5,005
1.4
417
1.6
1.0
American Indian1,487
0.4
112
0.4
0.5
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander2,742
0.8
163
0.6
0.3
Other
27,314
7.6
310
1.2
0.0
Total358,150
100.0
25,675
100.0
100.0

Cases: 432,681 total; 74,531 (17.2%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 26,101 total; 426 (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
Latino33,118
27.1
8,330
30.2
19.6
White58,709
48.0
12,574
45.7
57.2
Asian12,690
10.4
4,150
15.1
17.0
African American6,475
5.3
1,592
5.8
4.8
Multi-Race
1,718
1.4
413
1.5
0.9
American Indian
388
0.3
94
0.3
0.4
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander596
0.5
82
0.3
0.2
Other8,551
7.0
306
1.1
0.0
Total
122,245
100.027,541
100.0
100.0

Cases: 146,956 total; 24,711 (16.8%) unknown race/ethnicity
Deaths: 27,998 total; 457 (2%) unknown race/ethnicity
*Census data does not include ‘other race’ category