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Latinos COVID-19 racial ethnic disparities
Latino patients had starkly higher odds of a positive COVID-19 test — as well as higher odds of hospitalization and death — than white patients, a USC study finds. (Illustration/iStock)

Latinos are more likely to die from COVID-19, underlining racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes

Though the study of racially diverse Medicaid patients indicated disproportionate risk among Latinos, USC researchers say it can’t be explained by higher rates of poverty or underlying health factors like obesity.