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:

1933

Last updated May 25, 2020


All data shown is pulled from Cook County Medical Examiner (CCME) records released through the Cook County Data Portal. We check for new death records hourly, though CCME generally releases new data twice a day. 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.


COVID-19 deaths in Chicago by day


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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Per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 247 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
SOUTH SHORE18.694
NORTH PARK1732
MORGAN PARK12.528
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)12.291
ROGERS PARK1266
ALBANY PARK11.359
UPTOWN1164
AUSTIN10.9104
WEST ENGLEWOOD10.732
WEST RIDGE10.177
GREATER GRAND CROSSING9.831
LINCOLN SQUARE9.138
DOUGLAS9.119
CHICAGO LAWN948
BURNSIDE8.92
WEST PULLMAN8.724
ROSELAND8.536
LINCOLN PARK8.356
NEW CITY8.333
FULLER PARK8.22
ENGLEWOOD820
GARFIELD RIDGE7.728
AUBURN GRESHAM7.635
LOGAN SQUARE7.454
NORTH LAWNDALE7.226
EDGEWATER6.838
SOUTH CHICAGO6.719
BELMONT CRAGIN6.552
KENWOOD6.411
SOUTH DEERING6.29
CALUMET HEIGHTS6.18
AVALON PARK66
PULLMAN64
CHATHAM5.818
HERMOSA5.814
MONTCLARE5.88
IRVING PARK5.530
GRAND BOULEVARD5.412
HUMBOLDT PARK5.330
ARMOUR SQUARE5.27