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:

7,392

Last updated September 14, 2022


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 (Aug 24th-Sep 14th)


No location yet listed for 0 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
SOUTH SHORE0.21
FULLER PARK0
GRAND BOULEVARD0
KENWOOD0
LINCOLN SQUARE0
WASHINGTON PARK0
HYDE PARK0
WOODLAWN0
ROGERS PARK0
JEFFERSON PARK0
FOREST GLEN0
NORTH PARK0
ALBANY PARK0
PORTAGE PARK0
IRVING PARK0
DUNNING0
MONTCLARE0
BELMONT CRAGIN0
WEST RIDGE0
HERMOSA0
AVONDALE0
LOGAN SQUARE0
HUMBOLDT PARK0
WEST TOWN0
AUSTIN0
WEST GARFIELD PARK0
EAST GARFIELD PARK0
NEAR WEST SIDE0
NORTH LAWNDALE0
UPTOWN0
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)0
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0
ARMOUR SQUARE0
NORWOOD PARK0
NEAR NORTH SIDE0
LOOP0
DOUGLAS0
OAKLAND0




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 977 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
BURNSIDE57.713
FULLER PARK53.313
SOUTH SHORE43.2218
MONTCLARE42.759
WEST ENGLEWOOD40.4121
ROSELAND38.4163
NEW CITY38.2151
PULLMAN37.825
NORTH PARK37.771
MORGAN PARK36.682
ALBANY PARK36.4189
AUSTIN36.1344
WEST PULLMAN35.398
ENGLEWOOD35.188
NORWOOD PARK35.1130
CALUMET HEIGHTS33.444
AUBURN GRESHAM33.3154
GARFIELD RIDGE33120
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS32.489
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)31.8238
GREATER GRAND CROSSING31.5100
AVALON PARK3131
ASHBURN29.5129
DOUGLAS29.461
WEST RIDGE29221
UPTOWN28.5165
CHATHAM28.388
ROGERS PARK28.3156
CHICAGO LAWN28.1149
SOUTH DEERING27.440
GAGE PARK27.2111
NORTH LAWNDALE2797
BELMONT CRAGIN26.9215
SOUTH CHICAGO26.575
GRAND BOULEVARD23.853
LINCOLN SQUARE23.799
EAST GARFIELD PARK23.547
HUMBOLDT PARK23.2131
WEST LAWN2376
ARCHER HEIGHTS22.830