Monday, 15 March 2021 06:34
COVID and Underlying Conditions Project
Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, SJS Awareness UK can support individuals with underlying conditions especially the BAME Community through the pandemic.
PHEs report, Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups, found that the highest age standardised diagnosis rates of COVID-19 per 100,000 population were in people of Black ethnic groups. People of Bangladeshi ethnicity had around twice the risk of death when compared to people of White British ethnicity. People of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian, Caribbean and Other Black ethnicity had between 10 and 50% higher risk of death when compared to White British. Interestingly enough, PHE found that this is atypical, as in previous years, all-cause mortality rates are lower in Asian and Black ethnic groups. In addition to this, the WHO highlighted that there is increasing evidence that people with existing chronic conditions or compromised immune systems due to disability are at higher risk of death due to COVID-19.