COVID-19 Diagnoses by Census Tract

CHORDS Data Show the Disparate Impact of the Pandemic on Front Range Neighborhoods

Key Takeaways

  • In the hardest-hit metro neighborhoods, the rate of COVID diagnoses was 10 times greater than in the ones that fared best.
  • A drive of just 10 minutes separates some of the neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of COVID diagnoses from areas that largely escaped the virus.
  • The highest diagnosis levels were found in neighborhoods where residents had lower education levels and with higher concentrations of non-English speakers and people of color. In these areas, various systemic factors contribute to the disparities, including crowded housing, inability to telecommute, and less access to health care.
May 11, 2023