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Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from Covid-19, says report

Reuters

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Modified 3 Jun 2020, 2:31 am

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after becoming infected with Covid-19, an official study said on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government to outline plans to protect the most at-risk communities.

While the report by Public Health England (PHE) reinforced previous studies which indicated ethnic minority groups were more at risk from the virus, it was not accompanied by specific government advice for those people.

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