Maine has nation’s worst COVID-19 racial disparity

Portland Press Herald

An analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy yielded similar results, albeit using a different method of analyzing the numbers.

That analysis showed an infection rate of 1.4 for every 1,000 white residents in Maine as of June 20. The rate among Black Mainers, by comparison, was 37.6 for every 1,000 residents. That means Black Mainers were more than 27 times more likely to have tested positive for COVID-19, according to data shared by James Myall, policy analyst at the left-leaning center.

Click here to read the full story, first published June 21, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.