Hispanic, LatinX Population Shows More COVID-19 Cases

Apr 14, 2020

In the daily press conference to update Utahns on the coronavirus, state epidemiologist Angela Dunn said Utah’s confirmed coronavirus cases have been analyzed to determine differences in racial backgrounds. Dunn said the results show the state’s Hispanic and LatinX populations have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. While only making up 14% of the state’s racial or ethnic background, 28% of Utah’s cases identify as Hispanic or LatinX.

Dunn said testing rates are lower in the Hispanic groups, but not by a large amount, and one possible reason for the higher case count is less opportunity among the cases to stay home and self-isolate.