Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said black males in England and Wales are 4.2 times more likely to die from a Covid-19-related death than white men. Black females are 4.3 times more likely than white women.
People of Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian origin, as well as mixed ethnicities, also had a statistically significant raised risk of death involving Covid-19 compared with white people.
The figures, which have been adjusted for age, suggest that men and women from all ethnic minority groups – except females with Chinese ethnicity – are at greater risk of dying from Covid-19 compared with those of white ethnicity.
After taking account of age and other socio-demographic characteristics and measures of self-reported health and disability at the 2011 Census, the risk of a Covid-19-related death for males and females of black ethnicity reduced to 1.9 times more likely than those of white ethnicity.