African American Population versus Deaths from COVID-19


  • United States: 13%
  • Erie County: 14%

African American COVID-19 Deaths

  • United States: 34%
  • Erie County: 16%

This graph shows that Erie County is one of the few communities nationally that has managed to reduce COVID-19 fatalities among African Americans over the course of the pandemic. The UB-community partnership played a key role. This graph was originally published in UBNow in October 2020. 

Sources: Johns Hopkins University; US Census data; The Buffalo News