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:

5,593

Last updated September 27, 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 6th-Sep 27th)


No location yet listed for 9 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
BEVERLY1.43
GREATER GRAND CROSSING1.34
WEST GARFIELD PARK1.22
WEST LAWN1.24
DUNNING0.94
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.93
MORGAN PARK0.92
WOODLAWN0.92
CALUMET HEIGHTS0.81
GARFIELD RIDGE0.83
BELMONT CRAGIN0.86
WEST PULLMAN0.72
ARMOUR SQUARE0.71
ASHBURN0.73
SOUTH SHORE0.63
CHATHAM0.62
NORTH PARK0.51
DOUGLAS0.51
AVONDALE0.52
EAST GARFIELD PARK0.51
PORTAGE PARK0.53
SOUTH CHICAGO0.41
ENGLEWOOD0.41
ALBANY PARK0.42
JEFFERSON PARK0.41
EAST SIDE0.41
LOGAN SQUARE0.32
UPTOWN0.32
WEST RIDGE0.32
NEW CITY0.31
HUMBOLDT PARK0.21
AUSTIN0.22
ROSELAND0.21
NEAR WEST SIDE0.21
ROGERS PARK0.21
CHICAGO LAWN0.21
GAGE PARK0.21
EDGEWATER0.21
NEAR NORTH SIDE0.11




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 672 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
MONTCLARE3447
FULLER PARK32.88
SOUTH SHORE31.5159
NORTH PARK31.359
MORGAN PARK30.468
NORWOOD PARK29.4109
WEST ENGLEWOOD29.488
ALBANY PARK28.7149
NEW CITY27.8110
ROSELAND27.3116
AUSTIN27.2259
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)27.1203
BURNSIDE26.66
WEST PULLMAN25.270
GARFIELD RIDGE24.790
PULLMAN24.216
WEST RIDGE24.1184
ROGERS PARK24132
AVALON PARK2424
CHICAGO LAWN23.9127
DOUGLAS23.649
UPTOWN23.5136
GAGE PARK23.295
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS22.963
CALUMET HEIGHTS22.730
BELMONT CRAGIN22.5180
NORTH LAWNDALE22.581
ASHBURN21.996
GREATER GRAND CROSSING21.468
LINCOLN SQUARE21.188
HERMOSA20.750
HUMBOLDT PARK19.8112
AUBURN GRESHAM19.490
SOUTH DEERING19.228
ENGLEWOOD19.148
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)18.962
SOUTH CHICAGO18.853
WEST LAWN17.859
CHATHAM17.454
O'HARE1721