'Cancer Alley' is a stretch of communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Residents there have disproportionately high cancer rates.
Now, a new paper reveals they're also facing higher death rates from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
According to Gizmodo Earther, black people make up only 33% of Louisiana’s population.
However, they make up 56% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.
Data shows communities of color across the US are being hit by the pandemic at a higher rate than predominantly white communities.
Many essential workers on the frontline are non-white and can’t work from home.
This puts them at a disproportionate risk of exposure.