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:

5,061

Last updated May 6, 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 (Apr 15th-May 6th)


No location yet listed for 13 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
OAKLAND32
CALUMET HEIGHTS2.33
AVALON PARK22
SOUTH DEERING1.42
AUSTIN1.413
MONTCLARE1.42
ENGLEWOOD1.23
EAST GARFIELD PARK12
DOUGLAS12
NEW CITY14
EDISON PARK0.91
AUBURN GRESHAM0.94
CLEARING0.82
HERMOSA0.82
O'HARE0.81
NORWOOD PARK0.83
SOUTH CHICAGO0.72
JEFFERSON PARK0.72
GREATER GRAND CROSSING0.62
NEAR WEST SIDE0.64
WEST LAWN0.62
PORTAGE PARK0.64
KENWOOD0.61
LINCOLN SQUARE0.52
WEST RIDGE0.54
FOREST GLEN0.51
AVONDALE0.52
ROSELAND0.52
HUMBOLDT PARK0.53
IRVING PARK0.53
ROGERS PARK0.53
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0.41
GRAND BOULEVARD0.41
ALBANY PARK0.42
EDGEWATER0.42
BELMONT CRAGIN0.43
NORTH LAWNDALE0.31
UPTOWN0.32
WEST ENGLEWOOD0.31




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 599 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
MONTCLARE33.346
NORTH PARK30.357
NORWOOD PARK29.1108
SOUTH SHORE28141
MORGAN PARK27.261
ALBANY PARK26.7139
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)25.9194
WEST ENGLEWOOD25.476
NEW CITY2599
AUSTIN24.7235
ROSELAND23.8101
ROGERS PARK23.1127
WEST RIDGE22.4171
UPTOWN22.3129
BURNSIDE22.25
GARFIELD RIDGE2280
GAGE PARK2290
CHICAGO LAWN22117
WEST PULLMAN21.359
DOUGLAS21.244
PULLMAN21.214
BELMONT CRAGIN20.8166
ASHBURN20.690
FULLER PARK20.55
LINCOLN SQUARE19.983
CALUMET HEIGHTS19.726
HERMOSA19.547
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS19.353
NORTH LAWNDALE19.269
SOUTH DEERING19.228
GREATER GRAND CROSSING18.659
HUMBOLDT PARK17.9101
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)1756
SOUTH CHICAGO1748
AVALON PARK1717
O'HARE16.220
ENGLEWOOD1640
WEST LAWN1653
LOGAN SQUARE15.7115
EAST GARFIELD PARK15.531