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:

5,353

Last updated July 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 (Jul 6th-Jul 27th)


No location yet listed for 6 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
AVALON PARK11
DOUGLAS0.51
MORGAN PARK0.41
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.31
HUMBOLDT PARK0.21
SOUTH SHORE0.21
CHICAGO LAWN0.21
AUBURN GRESHAM0.21
BELMONT CRAGIN0.11
WEST RIDGE0.11
NEAR NORTH SIDE0.11
FULLER PARK0
ALBANY PARK0
PORTAGE PARK0
IRVING PARK0
DUNNING0
MONTCLARE0
GRAND BOULEVARD0
LINCOLN SQUARE0
HERMOSA0
AVONDALE0
LOGAN SQUARE0
WASHINGTON PARK0
WEST TOWN0
AUSTIN0
WEST GARFIELD PARK0
EAST GARFIELD PARK0
NEAR WEST SIDE0
NORTH LAWNDALE0
UPTOWN0
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)0
HYDE PARK0
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0
ARMOUR SQUARE0
NORWOOD PARK0
WOODLAWN0
LOOP0
ROGERS PARK0
OAKLAND0




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 643 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
MONTCLARE3447
NORTH PARK30.357
SOUTH SHORE29.6149
NORWOOD PARK29.1108
FULLER PARK28.77
MORGAN PARK28.664
WEST ENGLEWOOD28.184
ALBANY PARK28.1146
NEW CITY26.8106
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)26.3197
AUSTIN26.2250
ROSELAND25.5108
PULLMAN24.216
ROGERS PARK23.6130
WEST PULLMAN23.465
WEST RIDGE23.4178
GARFIELD RIDGE23.485
CHICAGO LAWN23.2123
UPTOWN22.8132
GAGE PARK22.893
BURNSIDE22.25
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS22.261
DOUGLAS22.146
CALUMET HEIGHTS2229
AVALON PARK2222
NORTH LAWNDALE21.778
BELMONT CRAGIN21.5172
ASHBURN2192
LINCOLN SQUARE20.686
HERMOSA20.349
GREATER GRAND CROSSING19.562
HUMBOLDT PARK19.3109
SOUTH DEERING19.228
SOUTH CHICAGO17.750
AUBURN GRESHAM17.581
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)17.357
ARCHER HEIGHTS16.722
ENGLEWOOD16.742
WEST LAWN16.655
EAST GARFIELD PARK16.533