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COVID-19 Diagnoses by Census Tract

CHORDS Data Show the Disparate Impact of the Pandemic on Front Range Neighborhoods
Published: July 15, 2021 | Updated: July 27, 2021

Key Takeaways

  • In the hardest-hit metro neighborhoods, the rate of COVID diagnoses was 10 times greater than in the ones that fared best.

  • A drive of just 10 minutes separates some of the neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of COVID diagnoses from areas that largely escaped the virus.

  • The highest diagnosis levels were found in neighborhoods where residents had lower education levels and with higher concentrations of non-English speakers and people of color. In these areas, various systemic factors contribute to the disparities, including crowded housing, inability to telecommute, and less access to health care.

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