COVID-19: Hispanics twice as likely to die in King County

SEATTLE (AP) — Public Health officials in King County say Hispanic, Pacific Islander and black residents are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and that Hispanic residents are more than twice as likely to die from the disease as whites. The county’s top health officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, said the data released Friday echo findings from other parts of the country that minorities are being hit harder by the novel coronavirus, reflecting long-standing issues with housing, work, language barriers, access to healthcare and environmental problems that can lead to worse health outcomes.