‘Big disparity’: 70% of Louisiana’s coronavirus deaths are African Americans, governor says

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  • April 7, 2020
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday more than 70% of those who have died of the coronavirus in Louisiana are African American.“Obviously this is a big disparity,” Edwards said about the data at Monday’s press briefing.Louisiana’s population is 33% African American, according to 2019 U.S. Census data. Orleans Parish, which accounted for a third, or 171, of the state’s 512 COVID-19 deaths as of

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