Notes About the Data
- Our calculations assume Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may include any race. Race categories are mutually exclusive and defined as Not Hispanic or Latino.
- Population sizes are taken from the Census Bureau’s 2019 ACS 5-Year estimates Table B03002.
Cumulative Per Capita Data
In California, through March 7, 2021:
- Native Hawaiians / Pacific Islanders were most likely to have been tested for COVID-19
- Native Hawaiians / Pacific Islanders were most likely to have contracted COVID-19
- Native Hawaiians / Pacific Islanders were most likely to have died from COVID-19
Cases and deaths by race/ethnicity
|Black or African American alone||6%||4%||6%||6%||California did not report race/ethnicity data for hospitalizations through March 7, 2021.|
|Hispanic or Latino *||39%||55%||46%||30%|
|Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander alone||<1%||<1%||<1%||<1%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||<1%||<1%||<1%||<1%|
|Two or more races||3%||2%||1%||<1%|
|Some other race alone||<1%||11%||2%||20%|
Notes for California
- Racial/ethnic disparity likely. See why
How we calculate likely racial/ethnic disparity
We flag a group’s case or death proportion as suggestive of racial/ethnic disparity when it meets three criteria:
- Is at least 33% higher than the Census Percentage of Population.
- Remains elevated whether we include or exclude cases/deaths with unknown race/ethnicity.
- Is based on at least 30 actual cases or deaths.
- * Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, any race. All other race categories in this table are defined as Not Hispanic or Latino.
California does not report race/ethnicity data for hospitalizations.