COVID-19 Death Counts by Demographic
This table displays the number of COVID-19 deaths among Cambridge residents by race and ethnicity. The count reflects total deaths among Cambridge COVID-19 cases.
The rate column shows the rate of COVID-19 deaths among Cambridge residents by race and ethnicity. The rates in this chart were calculated by dividing the total number of deaths among Cambridge COVID-19 cases for each racial or ethnic category by the total number of Cambridge residents in that racial or ethnic category, and multiplying by 10,000. The rates are considered “crude rates” because they are not age-adjusted. Population data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014–2018 American Community Survey estimates and may differ from actual population counts.
This chart reflects the time period of March 25 (first known Cambridge death) through present.
It is important to note that race and ethnicity data are collected and reported by multiple entities and may or may not reflect self-reporting by the individual case. The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) is actively reaching out to cases to collect this information. Due to these efforts, race and ethnicity information have been confirmed for over 80% of Cambridge cases, as of June 2020.
Race/Ethnicity Category Definitions:
“White” indicates “White, not of Hispanic origin.”
“Black” indicates “Black, not of Hispanic origin.”
“Hispanic” refers to a person having Hispanic origin. A person having Hispanic origin may be of any race.
“Asian” indicates “Asian, not of Hispanic origin.”
To protect individual privacy, a category is suppressed when it has one to four people. Categories with zero cases are reported as zero.
"Other" indicates multiple races, another race that is not listed above, and cases who have reported nationality in lieu of a race category recognized by the US Census. Population data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014–2018 American Community Survey estimates and may differ from actual population counts. "Other" also includes a small number of people who identify as Native American or Native Hawaiian/Pacific islander. Because the count for Native Americans or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders is currently < 5 people, these categories have been combined with “Other” to protect individual privacy.
|Name||Socrata field name||Column name in ||Data type||Description|
|Rate||rate||rate||Text||Deaths per 10,000 residents of this race or ethnicity (based on U.S. Census data)|
|Race or Ethnicity||race_or_ethnicity||race_or_ethnicity||Text|