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:

4,388

Last updated January 22, 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 (Jan 1st-Jan 22nd)


No location yet listed for 52 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
GAGE PARK2.912
O'HARE2.43
LINCOLN SQUARE1.98
BELMONT CRAGIN1.814
WEST ENGLEWOOD1.75
GARFIELD RIDGE1.66
AUBURN GRESHAM1.57
NEW CITY1.56
PULLMAN1.51
ALBANY PARK1.58
DOUGLAS1.43
ROSELAND1.46
RIVERDALE1.41
SOUTH DEERING1.42
MONTCLARE1.42
ROGERS PARK1.37
NEAR WEST SIDE1.38
NEAR SOUTH SIDE1.33
MORGAN PARK1.33
KENWOOD1.22
WEST RIDGE1.29
CLEARING1.23
NORWOOD PARK1.14
WEST PULLMAN1.13
FOREST GLEN1.12
PORTAGE PARK1.17
AVONDALE1.14
JEFFERSON PARK1.13
UPTOWN16
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.93
AUSTIN0.99
WOODLAWN0.92
BRIGHTON PARK0.94
HUMBOLDT PARK0.95
CHICAGO LAWN0.95
EDISON PARK0.91
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)0.97
SOUTH SHORE0.84
CALUMET HEIGHTS0.81




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 515 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
NORTH PARK28.153
SOUTH SHORE26.8135
MONTCLARE2636
MORGAN PARK2556
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)24180
NORWOOD PARK23.788
ALBANY PARK23.7123
BURNSIDE22.25
WEST ENGLEWOOD22.166
NEW CITY21.585
ROGERS PARK21.1116
ROSELAND20.788
AUSTIN20.4194
GAGE PARK20.383
GARFIELD RIDGE20.173
WEST PULLMAN19.855
UPTOWN19.8115
PULLMAN19.713
CHICAGO LAWN19.6104
WEST RIDGE19.3147
DOUGLAS19.240
ASHBURN19.284
LINCOLN SQUARE1875
BELMONT CRAGIN17.9143
NORTH LAWNDALE17.864
HERMOSA1741
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS16.846
FULLER PARK16.44
HUMBOLDT PARK15.990
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)15.852
GREATER GRAND CROSSING15.750
CALUMET HEIGHTS15.220
LOGAN SQUARE14.5106
SOUTH CHICAGO14.240
WEST LAWN13.344
SOUTH DEERING1319
BRIGHTON PARK12.958
KENWOOD12.822
AUBURN GRESHAM12.759
ARMOUR SQUARE12.617