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:

5,289

Last updated June 14, 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 (May 24th-Jun 14th)


No location yet listed for 13 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
FULLER PARK4.11
ARCHER HEIGHTS1.52
RIVERDALE1.41
WEST GARFIELD PARK1.22
ROSELAND0.94
NORTH LAWNDALE0.83
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.72
WEST ENGLEWOOD0.72
WEST PULLMAN0.72
GREATER GRAND CROSSING0.62
MCKINLEY PARK0.61
CHATHAM0.62
ALBANY PARK0.63
BRIDGEPORT0.62
AUSTIN0.66
HUMBOLDT PARK0.53
IRVING PARK0.53
PORTAGE PARK0.53
EAST GARFIELD PARK0.51
ASHBURN0.52
NEW CITY0.52
GARFIELD RIDGE0.52
EAST SIDE0.41
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0.41
SOUTH SHORE0.42
ENGLEWOOD0.41
JEFFERSON PARK0.41
CLEARING0.41
AUBURN GRESHAM0.42
MORGAN PARK0.41
HYDE PARK0.41
GRAND BOULEVARD0.41
AVONDALE0.31
WEST LAWN0.31
BELMONT CRAGIN0.32
UPTOWN0.32
BRIGHTON PARK0.21
ROGERS PARK0.21
LINCOLN SQUARE0.21




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 624 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
MONTCLARE3447
NORTH PARK30.357
SOUTH SHORE29.4148
NORWOOD PARK29.1108
FULLER PARK28.77
MORGAN PARK28.163
ALBANY PARK27.9145
WEST ENGLEWOOD27.482
NEW CITY26.5105
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)26.2196
AUSTIN25.6244
ROSELAND25.5108
PULLMAN24.216
ROGERS PARK23.4129
WEST PULLMAN23.465
GARFIELD RIDGE23.485
WEST RIDGE23.1176
UPTOWN22.8132
GAGE PARK22.893
CHICAGO LAWN22.6120
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS22.261
BURNSIDE22.25
DOUGLAS21.745
NORTH LAWNDALE21.477
BELMONT CRAGIN21.3170
CALUMET HEIGHTS21.228
ASHBURN2192
LINCOLN SQUARE20.686
AVALON PARK2020
HERMOSA19.948
GREATER GRAND CROSSING19.562
SOUTH DEERING19.228
HUMBOLDT PARK19.1108
SOUTH CHICAGO17.750
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)1756
AUBURN GRESHAM16.978
ARCHER HEIGHTS16.722
WEST LAWN16.655
EAST GARFIELD PARK16.533
ENGLEWOOD16.441