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:

4,741

Last updated March 6, 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 (Feb 13th-Mar 6th)


No location yet listed for 14 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
80
FULLER PARK4.11
NORWOOD PARK1.97
EAST GARFIELD PARK1.53
MCKINLEY PARK1.32
EAST SIDE1.33
MORGAN PARK1.33
FOREST GLEN1.12
WASHINGTON PARK0.91
PORTAGE PARK0.85
HERMOSA0.82
O'HARE0.81
NEAR SOUTH SIDE0.82
CALUMET HEIGHTS0.81
ALBANY PARK0.84
MONTCLARE0.71
SOUTH DEERING0.71
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS0.72
AUSTIN0.66
UPTOWN0.53
GAGE PARK0.52
LINCOLN SQUARE0.52
BELMONT CRAGIN0.54
IRVING PARK0.42
BRIGHTON PARK0.42
JEFFERSON PARK0.41
HUMBOLDT PARK0.42
ENGLEWOOD0.41
WEST PULLMAN0.41
EDGEWATER0.42
SOUTH CHICAGO0.41
HYDE PARK0.41
CLEARING0.41
ROGERS PARK0.42
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)0.31
LOOP0.31
GARFIELD RIDGE0.31
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)0.32
BRIDGEPORT0.31
NORTH LAWNDALE0.31




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 560 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
MONTCLARE30.442
NORTH PARK29.255
SOUTH SHORE27.2137
NORWOOD PARK27100
MORGAN PARK26.359
ALBANY PARK26135
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)25.5191
WEST ENGLEWOOD23.771
NEW CITY22.589
ROSELAND22.495
ROGERS PARK22.3123
AUSTIN22.3212
BURNSIDE22.25
GAGE PARK21.387
GARFIELD RIDGE21.277
UPTOWN21.2123
CHICAGO LAWN20.9111
WEST RIDGE20.6157
WEST PULLMAN20.557
FULLER PARK20.55
DOUGLAS20.242
BELMONT CRAGIN20160
ASHBURN19.987
PULLMAN19.713
LINCOLN SQUARE19.481
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS18.952
NORTH LAWNDALE18.165
HERMOSA17.843
HUMBOLDT PARK1796
LOWER WEST SIDE (PILSEN)16.755
GREATER GRAND CROSSING16.753
CALUMET HEIGHTS16.722
SOUTH DEERING15.723
SOUTH CHICAGO15.644
LOGAN SQUARE15.2111
WEST LAWN15.150
BRIGHTON PARK14.565
O'HARE14.518
ENGLEWOOD14.436
AVALON PARK1414