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Hispanic Communities Suffer Outsize Pain in Latest U.S. Covid Surge

Drivers wait at a drive-thru Covid-19 test site in Riverside, California, on Dec. 9.

Drivers wait at a drive-thru Covid-19 test site in Riverside, California, on Dec. 9.

Photographer: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

The newest wave of Covid-19 is inflicting outsize pain on Hispanic communities in the U.S.

The seven-day average of new cases in heavily Hispanic areas became worse than in those with smaller such populations earlier this month, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate has broken a record every day since Dec. 3.