The Sun: R.I. study: Virus infection rates higher in people of color

By MARK PRATT Associated Press

Jun 12, 2020

PROVIDENCE — About 2% of Rhode Island residents have been infected with coronavirus, with infection rates apparently higher among the state's minority populations, according to a state Department of Health study.

The numbers aligned with prior department data that found that people of color in the state have been disproportionately affected by the disease, Dr. Philip Chan, an infectious disease consultant at the department said during a remote news conference Friday.

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