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:

4,940

Last updated April 17, 2021


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 (Mar 27th-Apr 17th)


No location yet listed for 12 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
OAKLAND1.51
PULLMAN1.51
MONTCLARE1.42
EAST SIDE1.33
SOUTH CHICAGO1.13
EDISON PARK0.91
CALUMET HEIGHTS0.81
O'HARE0.81
WEST RIDGE0.75
SOUTH DEERING0.71
WEST LAWN0.62
GREATER GRAND CROSSING0.62
PORTAGE PARK0.64
CHICAGO LAWN0.63
KENWOOD0.61
AUBURN GRESHAM0.63
WEST GARFIELD PARK0.61
FOREST GLEN0.51
NORWOOD PARK0.52
NORTH PARK0.51
WEST ELSDON0.51
MOUNT GREENWOOD0.51
EAST GARFIELD PARK0.51
UPTOWN0.53
WEST PULLMAN0.41
AUSTIN0.44
HUMBOLDT PARK0.42
GRAND BOULEVARD0.41
LOGAN SQUARE0.43
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.41
HYDE PARK0.41
HERMOSA0.41
NEW CITY0.31
NORTH CENTER0.31
NORTH LAWNDALE0.31
AVONDALE0.31
WEST ENGLEWOOD0.31
CHATHAM0.31
EDGEWATER0.21




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 586 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
MONTCLARE31.844
NORTH PARK30.357
NORWOOD PARK28.3105
SOUTH SHORE27.6139
MORGAN PARK26.860
ALBANY PARK26.4137
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)25.8193
WEST ENGLEWOOD25.175
NEW CITY2495
AUSTIN23.3222
ROSELAND23.399
ROGERS PARK22.5124
BURNSIDE22.25
GAGE PARK2290
UPTOWN21.9127
WEST RIDGE21.9167
CHICAGO LAWN21.8116
GARFIELD RIDGE21.779
WEST PULLMAN21.359
PULLMAN21.214
ASHBURN20.690
FULLER PARK20.55
BELMONT CRAGIN20.4163
DOUGLAS20.242
LINCOLN SQUARE19.481
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS19.353
NORTH LAWNDALE18.968
HERMOSA18.645
CALUMET HEIGHTS18.224
GREATER GRAND CROSSING17.957
SOUTH DEERING17.826
HUMBOLDT PARK17.498
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)1756
SOUTH CHICAGO16.647
LOGAN SQUARE15.7115
WEST LAWN15.752
O'HARE15.419
AVALON PARK1515
ENGLEWOOD14.837
BRIGHTON PARK14.565