The coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic has spread to 190 countries with 420,000 deaths reported worldwide. The largest proportion of Covid-19 deaths are currently seen in the US and the UK with 100,000 and 41,000 deaths reported respectively. Understanding why these countries have reported the largest number of deaths due to Covid-19 is important to highlight the factors that have made them more vulnerable to the negative effects of the coronavirus.

Recent data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and American Public Media research lab shows that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in the US and UK are more likely to die from Covid-19 in comparison to their white counterparts.

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