TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Black Kansans have been diagnosed with coronavirus at a higher rate than whites, according to new data the state released Monday.
“Interpretation should be made with caution,” the state said, saying racial data was unavailable for a large number of those tested.
- Positive Tests:
- Whites: 29 of every 100,000 (734 people)
- Blacks: 104 of every 100,000 (226 people)
- Whites: 1 of every 100,000 (33 cases)
- Blacks: 10 of every 100,000 (23 cases)
- Total Tested:
- Whites: 244 of every 100,000 (6,199 tests)
- Blacks: 307 of every 100,000 (669 tests)
The information was released amidst a large number of states reporting black populations have been hit especially hard by the virus.