Black Men Twice As Likely To Die From Coronavirus Than White Men

Men from black ethnic backgrounds are twice as likely to die with COVID-19 than white males, according to new figures.

For the first time the data took into account where people live, population density, deprivation and whether people come from crowded multi-generational households.

Men of Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian ethnic background also had a significantly higher risk of death involving coronavirus (1.5 and 1.6 times respectively) than white males, the ONS found.

For females in Bangladeshi or Pakistani, Indian, Chinese and mixed ethnic groups, the risk of death was equivalent to white females.

Nick Stripe of the ONS said: “Analysis continues to show that people from a black ethnic background are at a greater risk of death involving COVID-19 than all other ethnic groups.