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Mounting US deaths reveal an outsize toll on people of color

Virus Outbreak
Posted at 9:11 AM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 12:11:23-04

As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020, suggesting that the number of lives lost to the coronavirus is significantly higher than the official toll.

And half the dead were people of color — Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans.

That's according to an analysis of government data by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization.