Coronavirus deaths ‘disproportionately high’ for black and ethnic minority people

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Published on 01-May-2020

When the pictures of the first 10 doctors to die from Covid-19 appeared it seemed unusual that they were all from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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But at that point it was not clear if the numbers reflected the fact that a large proportion of frontline NHS staff are black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME).

Now more detailed data has shown that BAME communities are indeed being disportionately affected by this virus.

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