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Data from the American Public Media Research Lab similarlyshow that Asian Americans, along with whites, have the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the country.

One report highlights that Asian Americans account for almost half of Covid-19 deaths in San Francisco.

Undertesting and possible reasonsThese data point to the likelihood of undertesting in the community and the need for better collection of public health data, community leaders and health experts say.

Jeffrey Caballero, executive director of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, said the high mortality rates are one indicator.

Ramakrishnan said the stigmatization of Asian Americans — especially those who look Chinese — as being the source of the coronavirus helps make some reluctant to seek care.

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