The COVID-19 case-fatality rate of among Asian Americans is much higher than the overall population, according to research results reported today in an Health Affairs blog post.
Other areas of the country also have a higher case-fatality rate among Asian Americans.
Nguyen and his colleagues note that data from Los Angeles County and Illionois suggest that Asian Americans may be receiving disproportionately low rates of testing.
“Importantly, there is no evidence that Asian Americans face a higher case fatality due to ethnicity itself,” the researchers wrote in the blog post.
“In comparison, the CFR (case-fatality rate) in Asian countries are substantially lower than those observed among Asian Americans in many US states and counties.”