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:

6,685

Last updated January 18, 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 (Dec 28th-Jan 18th)


No location yet listed for 53 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
FULLER PARK12.33
80
CALUMET HEIGHTS5.37
ENGLEWOOD4.812
WEST ENGLEWOOD4.714
AUBURN GRESHAM4.119
GREATER GRAND CROSSING3.812
SOUTH SHORE3.618
WASHINGTON PARK3.54
CHATHAM3.511
ROSELAND3.314
HEGEWISCH3.23
O'HARE3.24
AUSTIN3.130
EAST GARFIELD PARK36
PULLMAN32
OAKLAND32
RIVERDALE2.72
GARFIELD RIDGE2.710
SOUTH DEERING2.74
MOUNT GREENWOOD2.65
NEW CITY2.510
MCKINLEY PARK2.54
WEST PULLMAN2.57
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS2.57
WEST GARFIELD PARK2.34
DUNNING2.310
GRAND BOULEVARD2.25
FOREST GLEN2.14
SOUTH CHICAGO2.16
WEST ELSDON2.14
IRVING PARK211
PORTAGE PARK213
AVALON PARK22
ASHBURN1.88
WEST RIDGE1.713
CHICAGO LAWN1.79
ALBANY PARK1.79
UPTOWN1.69
NORWOOD PARK1.66




Total per capita COVID-19 deaths by Chicago neighborhood


No location yet listed for 807 death records
Community Area  ↑↓Deaths per 10,000 residents  Total Deaths  ↑↓
FULLER PARK45.111
BURNSIDE44.410
MONTCLARE41.257
SOUTH SHORE39.5199
WEST ENGLEWOOD35.8107
NORTH PARK3566
ROSELAND34.9148
NORWOOD PARK34.5128
NEW CITY34.1135
PULLMAN33.322
AUSTIN33.1315
MORGAN PARK3374
ALBANY PARK32.3168
WEST PULLMAN32.189
GARFIELD RIDGE31.3114
CALUMET HEIGHTS31.141
SOUTH LAWNDALE (LITTLE VILLAGE)29.3219
AUBURN GRESHAM29.2135
GREATER GRAND CROSSING2992
AVALON PARK2929
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS28.478
ENGLEWOOD28.371
WEST RIDGE27.7211
CHICAGO LAWN27.3145
ASHBURN26.7117
ROGERS PARK26.5146
UPTOWN26151
GAGE PARK25.7105
NORTH LAWNDALE25.692
DOUGLAS25.553
BELMONT CRAGIN25.3202
SOUTH DEERING24.636
SOUTH CHICAGO2365
CHATHAM22.871
HUMBOLDT PARK22.3126
LINCOLN SQUARE22.192
WEST LAWN2273
HERMOSA2253
EAST GARFIELD PARK2244
RIVERDALE21.616