Chicago Latinos see higher rates of COVID-19 infections

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood is known as the heart of Mexican culture in the city. It’s also located in a ZIP code with one of the highest rates of positive coronavirus cases in the city. Across the country, states reporting racial data indicate similar trends, with overwhelmingly high rates of infection within the Latino population. But Latinos are less likely to be among those who die from the virus. Professor Rogelio Saenz at the University of Texas at San Antonio cites a lower median age among the Latino population, but he also questions the lack of complete reporting when it comes to racial data.