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:

5,676

Last updated October 15, 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 (Sep 24th-Oct 15th)


No location yet listed for 7 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
BURNSIDE8.92
80
PULLMAN32
ARMOUR SQUARE1.52
WEST LAWN1.24
SOUTH SHORE15
AVALON PARK11
EDISON PARK0.91
GRAND BOULEVARD0.92
ROSELAND0.94
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.93
MORGAN PARK0.92
CLEARING0.82
SOUTH DEERING0.71
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.72
BRIGHTON PARK0.73
GREATER GRAND CROSSING0.62
AUBURN GRESHAM0.63
WEST GARFIELD PARK0.61
DOUGLAS0.51
MOUNT GREENWOOD0.51
ASHBURN0.52
BELMONT CRAGIN0.54
AUSTIN0.55
WOODLAWN0.41
SOUTH CHICAGO0.41
ALBANY PARK0.42
NORTH LAWNDALE0.31
UPTOWN0.32
BRIDGEPORT0.31
NORWOOD PARK0.31
GARFIELD RIDGE0.31
CHATHAM0.31
LOGAN SQUARE0.32
NEW CITY0.31
HUMBOLDT PARK0.21
NEAR WEST SIDE0.21
GAGE PARK0.21
CHICAGO LAWN0.21
ROGERS PARK0.21




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 680 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
BURNSIDE35.58
MONTCLARE3447
FULLER PARK32.88
SOUTH SHORE32.5164
NORTH PARK31.359
MORGAN PARK30.468
NORWOOD PARK29.7110
WEST ENGLEWOOD29.488
ALBANY PARK29151
ROSELAND28.3120
NEW CITY28.1111
AUSTIN27.9266
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)27.3204
PULLMAN27.218
WEST PULLMAN25.270
GARFIELD RIDGE2591
AVALON PARK2525
WEST RIDGE24.3185
CHICAGO LAWN24.3129
ROGERS PARK24.2133
DOUGLAS24.150
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS23.765
UPTOWN23.6137
GAGE PARK23.596
BELMONT CRAGIN22.9183
NORTH LAWNDALE22.882
CALUMET HEIGHTS22.730
ASHBURN22.297
GREATER GRAND CROSSING2270
LINCOLN SQUARE21.188
HERMOSA20.750
AUBURN GRESHAM20.193
HUMBOLDT PARK20113
SOUTH DEERING19.829
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)19.263
ENGLEWOOD19.148
SOUTH CHICAGO19.154
WEST LAWN1963
CHATHAM17.755
O'HARE1721