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:

2873

Last updated October 26, 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 (Oct 5th-Oct 26th)


No location yet listed for 8 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
150
NORTH PARK1.12
ARCHER HEIGHTS0.81
CALUMET HEIGHTS0.81
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.62
WEST GARFIELD PARK0.61
MOUNT GREENWOOD0.51
GARFIELD RIDGE0.52
DUNNING0.52
ROSELAND0.52
ASHBURN0.52
NORWOOD PARK0.52
EAST GARFIELD PARK0.51
GAGE PARK0.52
WEST PULLMAN0.41
JEFFERSON PARK0.41
ENGLEWOOD0.41
HERMOSA0.41
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0.41
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.41
CLEARING0.41
EAST SIDE0.41
MORGAN PARK0.41
PORTAGE PARK0.32
NEW CITY0.31
BELMONT CRAGIN0.32
WEST ENGLEWOOD0.31
AVONDALE0.31
GREATER GRAND CROSSING0.31
IRVING PARK0.21
SOUTH SHORE0.21
BRIGHTON PARK0.21
ROGERS PARK0.21
ALBANY PARK0.21
UPTOWN0.21
HUMBOLDT PARK0.21
AUSTIN0.22
LINCOLN SQUARE0.21
AUBURN GRESHAM0.21
EDGEWATER0.21




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 290 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
NORTH PARK24.446
SOUTH SHORE23.8120
MORGAN PARK19.644
ROGERS PARK17.496
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)17.2129
ALBANY PARK16.988
FULLER PARK16.44
NEW CITY15.461
150
WEST ENGLEWOOD14.744
AUSTIN14.6139
UPTOWN14.383
ROSELAND14.160
GARFIELD RIDGE1451
NORTH LAWNDALE13.649
WEST RIDGE13.4102
WEST PULLMAN13.337
GREATER GRAND CROSSING13.242
CHICAGO LAWN1369
MONTCLARE1318
ASHBURN12.655
DOUGLAS12.526
HERMOSA1229
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)11.638
LINCOLN SQUARE11.347
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS11.331
NORWOOD PARK11.342
SOUTH CHICAGO1131
BELMONT CRAGIN1188
LOGAN SQUARE10.375
AVALON PARK1010
LINCOLN PARK9.967
GRAND BOULEVARD9.922
GAGE PARK9.840
ENGLEWOOD9.624
KENWOOD9.316
HUMBOLDT PARK9.252
SOUTH DEERING8.913
BURNSIDE8.92
AUBURN GRESHAM8.640