Chicago mayor: Virus deaths in black community ‘devastating’

KATHLEEN FOODY  Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is launching a health campaign focused on the city's black and brown communities, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday following a media report highlighting the disproportionate number of black residents among those who have died of COVID-19 complications in the city. Lightfoot called WBEZ's finding that 70% of recorded deaths due to the coronavirus in the city were black residents "devastating." The radio station's report said black residents make up 29% of the city's population. Lightfoot promised more detail on the city's plan at an afternoon press conference but said it involves faith leaders, elected officials, neighborhood organizations and health care providers. "It's devastating to see those numbers," Lightfoot said. "And
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