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:

7,402

Last updated December 3, 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 (Nov 12th-Dec 3rd)


No location yet listed for 0 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
ENGLEWOOD0.41
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
SOUTH SHORE0
OAKLAND0




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 953 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
BURNSIDE57.713
FULLER PARK53.313
SOUTH SHORE43.6220
MONTCLARE42.759
WEST ENGLEWOOD40.8122
NEW CITY39.4156
ROSELAND38.4163
NORTH PARK38.272
PULLMAN37.825
MORGAN PARK36.682
ALBANY PARK36.5190
AUSTIN36.2345
NORWOOD PARK35.6132
ENGLEWOOD35.589
WEST PULLMAN35.398
CALUMET HEIGHTS33.444
AUBURN GRESHAM33.3154
GARFIELD RIDGE33.2121
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS32.489
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)31.9239
GREATER GRAND CROSSING31.8101
AVALON PARK3131
ASHBURN29.5129
DOUGLAS29.461
WEST RIDGE29221
UPTOWN28.6166
ROGERS PARK28.5157
CHATHAM28.388
CHICAGO LAWN28.2150
GAGE PARK27.4112
SOUTH DEERING27.440
NORTH LAWNDALE2797
BELMONT CRAGIN26.9215
SOUTH CHICAGO26.575
EAST GARFIELD PARK2448
GRAND BOULEVARD23.853
LINCOLN SQUARE23.799
WEST LAWN23.678
HUMBOLDT PARK23.4132
ARCHER HEIGHTS22.830