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COVID-19 in immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of those tested and those confirmed positive, as of June 13, 2020

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This report from ICES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) examines COVID-19 testing rates and test positivity for immigrants and refugees in Ontario up to June 13, 2020. Their results demonstrate a higher impact on those living in lower-income areas with high proportions of both immigrants and racialized populations. 



Guttmann, A., Gandhi, S., Wanigaratne, S., Lu, H., Ferreira-Legere, L.E., Paul, J., Gozdyra, P., Campbell, T., Chung, H., Fung, K., Chen, B., Kwong, J.C., Rosella, L., Shah, B.R, Saunders, N., Paterson, J.M., Bronskill, S.E., Azimaee, M., Vermeulen, M.J., & Schull, M.J. (2020). COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of Those Tested and Those Confirmed Positive, as of June 13, 2020. ICES.

Tags: COVID-19, Racism/racialization, Socioeconomic status , Report / Document