Hispanic and Latino communities suffer disproportionately from COVID-19 in Orange County, researchers find

Hispanic and Latino residents of disadvantaged communities in Orange County are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, according to UC Irvine researchers. … Dr. Saahir Khan, a researcher on the study and UCI Health infectious disease physician, said the reasons for the heightened risk for the communities are socioeconomic, including living in denser areas, lack of access to healthcare and being frontline workers.