The Louisiana Department of Health released new information on race, ethnicity and underlying conditions of those who have died of COVID-19.
That includes two big pieces of information mentioned by Gov. John Bel Edwards at his press conference yesterday: 70.48 percent of those who have died of COVID-19 so far in Louisiana were black and 66.4 percent had hypertension.
Previously, the most prevelant underlying condition was given as diabetes — present in 40 percent of the dead.
Here’s the full breakdown of race:
Black: 70.48 percent
White: 28.61 percent
Asian: .9 percent
Non-Hispanic/Latino: 98 percent
Hispanic/Latino: 2 percent
Hypertension: 66.4 percent
Diabetes: 43.52 percent
Chronic kidney disease: 25.1 percent
Obesity: 24.7 percent
Cardiac disease: 22.67 percent
Pulmonary: 13.97 percent
Congestive heart failure: 11.54 percent
Neurological: 10.93 percent
Cancer: 9.92 percent
Asthma: 4.66 percent