COVID-19 Deaths in Chicago’s Neighborhoods

A Live Tracker

Chicago is a city of socially knit neighborhoods, not precisely boxed zip codes or uniform experience. In order to understand the public health of our city and to properly advocate for just allocation of care and resources, we must see clearly the way illness appears along lines of disparity. This live tracker of COVID-19 deaths by community area is intended for use as a tool toward those ends.


Total deaths attributed
to COVID-19 in Chicago:

2641

Last updated August 6, 2020


All data shown is pulled from Cook County Medical Examiner (CCME) records released through the Cook County Data Portal and updated every day at 4:30pm. We have included death records with COVID-19 listed as a primary or secondary cause. Neighborhood counts have been calculated from latitudes and longitudes attached to death records. These locations reflect CCME's determination of where the person fell ill. In most cases, it is their home address. CCME also reports that when a person detained at Cook County Jail dies, their location is recorded as the jail's address in Little Village.


COVID-19 deaths in Chicago by race


Keeping data on race is always complicated, and the pie chart above should be taken with a grain of salt. CCME includes a value for race in most death records, and an additional flag for Latino that can be true or false. For this project, we are including any record where Latino is true exclusively in the Latinx category.

As part of this live tracker we are also keeping records of changes made to CCME data over time in order to create an archive of when death records are created and modified. All code running this site is open source here.

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COVID-19 deaths in Chicago by day


Recent per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood (Jul 16th-Aug 6th)


No location yet listed for 3 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
150
SOUTH DEERING1.42
MORGAN PARK0.92
CHICAGO LAWN0.84
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.72
WEST ENGLEWOOD0.72
WEST GARFIELD PARK0.61
WEST ELSDON0.51
DOUGLAS0.51
NORWOOD PARK0.52
EAST GARFIELD PARK0.51
GAGE PARK0.52
SOUTH CHICAGO0.41
ALBANY PARK0.42
WEST PULLMAN0.41
CLEARING0.41
BELMONT CRAGIN0.32
NORTH LAWNDALE0.31
LINCOLN PARK0.32
UPTOWN0.32
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)0.32
WEST LAWN0.31
SOUTH SHORE0.21
NEAR WEST SIDE0.21
BRIGHTON PARK0.21
HUMBOLDT PARK0.21
EDGEWATER0.21
ROGERS PARK0.21
ASHBURN0.21
LOGAN SQUARE0.11
NEAR NORTH SIDE0.11
AUSTIN0.11
CALUMET HEIGHTS0
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0
ARMOUR SQUARE0
AVONDALE0
PORTAGE PARK0
LOOP0
IRVING PARK0
OAKLAND0




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 325 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
SOUTH SHORE22.8115
NORTH PARK22.342
MORGAN PARK17.940
ROGERS PARK16.993
FULLER PARK16.44
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)16120
ALBANY PARK15.681
150
NEW CITY13.654
AUSTIN13.5129
UPTOWN13.377
WEST ENGLEWOOD1339
CHICAGO LAWN12.868
MONTCLARE12.317
WEST RIDGE12.394
GREATER GRAND CROSSING1238
ASHBURN11.450
ROSELAND11.348
HERMOSA11.227
WEST PULLMAN11.231
NORTH LAWNDALE11.140
GARFIELD RIDGE1140
DOUGLAS10.622
NORWOOD PARK10.238
LINCOLN SQUARE9.841
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)9.732
LINCOLN PARK9.564
LOGAN SQUARE9.469
BELMONT CRAGIN9.475
SOUTH CHICAGO9.226
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS9.125
SOUTH DEERING8.913
BURNSIDE8.92
ENGLEWOOD8.822
GRAND BOULEVARD8.519
HUMBOLDT PARK8.548
KENWOOD8.114
CHATHAM825
AVALON PARK88
EDGEWATER7.944