Understanding how many people in the refugee community is hampered because government agencies release incomplete information.
Even leaders of Utica’s Asian refugee community say they know little about the impact the illness is having on their members.
In a pandemic, this strength can work against them.”While the numbers point to a higher risk for Asian refugee families, officials say they’re unaware so far of any major outbreak.
Of the plant’s 681 employees, 100 tested positive, 63 of them from Oneida County, the county said.
Callahan said the high rate of Covid-19 among Asian refugees could also be attributed to what they do for a living.