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:

3306

Last updated November 29, 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 (Nov 8th-Nov 29th)


No location yet listed for 40 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
O'HARE6.58
BURNSIDE4.41
MONTCLARE4.36
WEST LAWN310
PULLMAN32
NORWOOD PARK311
CLEARING2.36
HERMOSA2.15
GAGE PARK28
NORTH LAWNDALE1.97
EAST SIDE1.74
CHICAGO LAWN1.79
EDISON PARK1.72
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)1.713
WEST ENGLEWOOD1.75
UPTOWN1.69
GARFIELD RIDGE1.66
MOUNT GREENWOOD1.63
ARCHER HEIGHTS1.52
WEST PULLMAN1.44
NEW CITY1.35
MCKINLEY PARK1.32
AUSTIN1.211
LOGAN SQUARE1.29
HUMBOLDT PARK1.27
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS1.13
ASHBURN1.15
JEFFERSON PARK1.13
DUNNING1.15
SOUTH CHICAGO1.13
BRIGHTON PARK1.15
BELMONT CRAGIN18
WEST ELSDON12
LINCOLN SQUARE14
BEVERLY12
EAST GARFIELD PARK12
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.93
PORTAGE PARK0.96
WASHINGTON PARK0.91




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 337 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
NORTH PARK25.548
SOUTH SHORE24.4123
MORGAN PARK20.145
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)19.8148
ALBANY PARK18.596
ROGERS PARK1899
MONTCLARE17.424
NEW CITY17.268
WEST ENGLEWOOD16.750
FULLER PARK16.44
AUSTIN16.3155
UPTOWN16.294
GARFIELD RIDGE15.958
CHICAGO LAWN15.884
NORTH LAWNDALE15.656
ROSELAND15.666
WEST PULLMAN15.543
NORWOOD PARK15.457
ASHBURN15.166
GREATER GRAND CROSSING14.847
WEST RIDGE14.7112
HERMOSA14.535
DOUGLAS13.528
LINCOLN SQUARE13.456
BURNSIDE13.33
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)12.842
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS12.735
BELMONT CRAGIN12.499
GAGE PARK12.250
SOUTH CHICAGO1234
LOGAN SQUARE11.685
WEST LAWN10.936
HUMBOLDT PARK10.861
ENGLEWOOD10.426
GRAND BOULEVARD10.323
SOUTH DEERING10.315
LINCOLN PARK10.269
AVALON PARK1010
KENWOOD9.917
ARCHER HEIGHTS9.913