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COVID besieges Filipino, Vietnamese Americans in Bay Area

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Filipino Americans and Vietnamese Americans are being hit harder by the coronavirus than other Asian Americans in Silicon Valley.

The rate of new coronavirus cases among residents of Vietnamese and Filipino descent is rising faster than among other Asian groups, Santa Clara County’s health officer, Dr. Sara Cody, said recently.

Vietnamese Americans accounted for 28% of coronavirus cases among Asian Americans in Santa Clara County between June 1 and Dec. 3, yet they make up 19% of the population of Asian Americans in the county, according to slides Cody presented at a Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this month.

Filipino Americans, 13% of the Asian American population in the county, accounted for 21% of such cases during the…



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