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Want more access to COVID-19 testing? Live in a white ZIP code

23 Jun 2020

White ZIP codes had one COVID-19 testing site for every 14,500 people. However, ZIP codes composed primarily of people of color only had one testing site for every 23,300 people.

It’s no secret that African Americans and other people of color are disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re Black or Latino in America, you’re more likely to die from the disease, according to a report earlier this month from the Brookings Institute. And now, a new analysis shows that Black communities, based on ZIP codes, are likely to have fewer testing facilities than predominately white ZIP codes do.

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