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The Los Angeles Times quoted a health official from Santa Clara County, California, who said that the rate of new COVID-19 infection cases among Vietnamese-Americans and Filipino-Americans is higher than other Asian groups.

Vietnamese Americans account for 19% of the population of Santa Clara County. From June 1, 2020 to December 3, 2020, this group was reported to account for 28% of all COVID-19 cases among Asian American groups.

Meanwhile, the Filipino American group made up 13% of the population of Santa Clara County and accounted for 21% of all such COVID-19 cases in the same period.

These are two groups that are worse affected than other Asian American groups in the Silicon Valley area of San Francisco Bay, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In contrast, the Chinese, Indian, Korean and Japanese American groups had lower rates of COVID-19 infections than Vietnamese and Filipino Americans.

In terms of ethnic groups, Latin Americans had the highest rate of COVID-19 infection cases per capita in Santa Clara with 4,000 cases per 100,000 Latin Americans in three seasons of spring, summer and fall of 2020. This number is 6 times higher than among white people.

The Asian American group has an average of 800 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in Santa Clara.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, California is the largest epidemic region of the US with more than 2.3 million COVID-19 cases and over 26,300 people dying of the disease./.

BTA