The pandemic is increasingly taking an emotional toll, with a majority of U.S. adults (53%) saying that worry and stress related to coronavirus has had a negative impact on their mental health. It’s the highest share so far. Women, young adults, Black people and those struggling financially are among the most affected. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.
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Adults at Greater Risk of Severe Illness When Infected With Coronavirus If Kids Go Back to In-Person School
Millions of people at school and at home could be at heightened risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 if they become infected from kids returning to school in person. 3.3 million seniors live with school-age children and 1.5 million teachers are at risk due to their age or underlying health conditions. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.
In Medicare, Black and Hispanic Individuals Account for Disproportionate Share of COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations
Among Medicare beneficiaries, the latest data released in June 2020 from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services indicates that Black and Hispanic individuals represent a disproportionate share of cases and hospitalizations due to the coronavirus.
In 18 States, Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities Account for at Least Half of Their COVID-19 Deaths
As of May 14, 18 states are reporting that deaths due to COVID-19 occurring in long-term care facilities account for at least half of total deaths from the coronavirus pandemic those states. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.