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:

5,861

Last updated December 2, 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 (Nov 11th-Dec 2nd)


No location yet listed for 13 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
PULLMAN32
MONTCLARE2.23
NORWOOD PARK1.97
ENGLEWOOD1.23
NORTH PARK1.12
SOUTH SHORE15
AUBURN GRESHAM0.94
CLEARING0.82
ROSELAND0.73
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)0.75
WEST PULLMAN0.72
ARMOUR SQUARE0.71
GREATER GRAND CROSSING0.62
WEST LAWN0.62
PORTAGE PARK0.64
WEST GARFIELD PARK0.61
ASHBURN0.52
DUNNING0.52
EAST SIDE0.41
WOODLAWN0.41
BELMONT CRAGIN0.43
HUMBOLDT PARK0.42
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.41
IRVING PARK0.21
BRIGHTON PARK0.21
CHICAGO LAWN0.21
ALBANY PARK0.21
UPTOWN0.21
NEAR WEST SIDE0.21
ROGERS PARK0.21
WEST RIDGE0.11
LOGAN SQUARE0.11
AUSTIN0.11
FULLER PARK0
JEFFERSON PARK0
NEAR NORTH SIDE0
LOOP0
HERMOSA0
OAKLAND0




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 706 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
BURNSIDE39.99
MONTCLARE36.951
SOUTH SHORE34.1172
NORTH PARK33.463
FULLER PARK32.88
NORWOOD PARK32.1119
MORGAN PARK30.468
PULLMAN30.220
WEST ENGLEWOOD29.789
ALBANY PARK29.6154
ROSELAND29.5125
NEW CITY29.1115
AUSTIN28.8274
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)28.1210
WEST PULLMAN26.774
GARFIELD RIDGE25.894
CHICAGO LAWN25.2134
AVALON PARK2525
WEST RIDGE24.9190
ROGERS PARK24.3134
DOUGLAS24.150
UPTOWN24.1140
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS2466
ASHBURN23.5103
BELMONT CRAGIN23.5188
GAGE PARK23.596
CALUMET HEIGHTS23.531
GREATER GRAND CROSSING23.374
NORTH LAWNDALE23.183
AUBURN GRESHAM22102
ENGLEWOOD21.153
LINCOLN SQUARE21.188
HERMOSA21.151
HUMBOLDT PARK20.7117
WEST LAWN19.966
SOUTH DEERING19.829
SOUTH CHICAGO19.856
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)19.564
O'HARE17.822
CHATHAM17.755