COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

data.ct.gov | Last Updated 2 Jul 2020

COVID-19 cases and associated deaths that have been reported among Connecticut residents, broken down by race and ethnicity. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Deaths reported to the either the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) or Department of Public Health (DPH) are included in the COVID-19 update. The following data show the number of COVID-19 cases and associated deaths per 100,000 population by race and ethnicity. Crude rates represent the total cases or deaths per 100,000 people. Age-adjusted rates consider the age of the person at diagnosis or death when estimating the rate and use a standardized population to provide a fair comparison between population groups with different age distributions. Age-adjustment is important in Connecticut as the median age of among the non-Hispanic white population is 47 years, whereas it is 34 years among non-Hispanic blacks, and 29 years among Hispanics. Because most non-Hispanic white residents who died were over 75 years of age, the age-adjusted rates are lower than the unadjusted rates. In contrast, Hispanic residents who died tend to be younger than 75 years of age which results in higher age-adjusted rates. The age-adjusted rates are directly standardized using the 2018 ASRH Connecticut population estimate denominators (available here: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Health-Information-Systems--Reporting/Population/Annual-State--County-Population-with-Demographics). Rates are standardized to the 2000 US Millions Standard population (data available here: https://seer.cancer.gov/stdpopulations/). Standardization was done using 19 age groups (0, 1-4, 5-9, 10-14, ..., 80-84, 85 years and older). More information about direct standardization for age adjustment is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt/statnt06rv.pdf Categories are mutually exclusive. The category “multiracial” includes people who answered ‘yes’ to more than one race category. Counts may not add up to total case counts as data on race and ethnicity may be missing. Age adjusted rates calculated only for groups with more than 20 deaths. Abbreviation: NH=Non-Hispanic. This dataset will be updated on a daily basis. Data are subject to future revision as reporting changes. Starting in July 2020, this dataset will be updated every weekday. Additional notes: A delay in the data pull schedule occurred on 06/23/2020. Data from 06/22/2020 was processed on 06/23/2020 at 3:30 PM. The normal data cycle resumed with the data for 06/23/2020. A network outage on 05/19/2020 resulted in a change in the data pull schedule. Data from 5/19/2020 was processed on 05/20/2020 at 12:00 PM. Data from 5/20/2020 was processed on 5/20/2020 8:30 PM. The normal data cycle resumed on 05/20/2020 with the 8:30 PM data pull. As a result of the network outage, the timestamp on the datasets on the Open Data Portal differ from the timestamp in DPH's daily PDF reports.

Tags: covid-19

This dataset has the following 9 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Date updateddateupdatedcalendar_dateDate dataset last updated
Race/ethnicityhisp_racetextDescribes the categories as Hispanic, Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaskan Native, Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Multiracial, Non-Hispanic Other, Non-Hispanic White, and Unknown
Total populationtotal_popnumberTotal population
Total casescase_totnumberTotal cases
Crude case rate per 100kcrudecaseratenumberCrude case rate per 100,000
Age adjusted case rate per 100kcaseageadjustednumberAge adjusted case rate per 100,000
Total deathsdeathsnumberTotal deaths
Crude death rate per 100kcrudedeathratenumberCrude death rate per 100,000
Age adjusted death rate per 100kdeathageadjustednumberAge adjusted death rate per 100,000