TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Black and Asian COVID-19 patients are more likely than white patients to have severe illness, a new British study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,800 adult COVID-19 patients admitted to King’s College Hospital in London between March 1 and June 2.
Patients who were Black or of mixed ethnicity were three times more likely to be admitted to the hospital than white patients.
Survival rates were about the same for Black and white patients.
“Why coronavirus hits people with an ethnic minority background harder, and how to mitigate this, has been complex to address,” she said in the release.