A recent poll determined Black Americans are more likely to know someone who died from COVID-19 compared to white and Latino people.
The Black community has been ravaged by the virus, which has killed more than 128,000 people and infected more than 2.6 million in the United States.
The COVID Racial Data Tracker reports Black people account for 23 percent of deaths where race is known.
As NPR noted, Black people are more likely to suffer from preexisting conditions like diabetes and hypertension.
“Data is the only way that we can see the virus,” Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, told NPR.