Black people are twice as likely to catch the coronavirus as their white counterparts, research suggests.
Early in the outbreak, statistics flagged people of a non-white ethnicity are significantly more likely to develop serious complications and die with the infection.
In the largest investigation to date, scientists from the universities of Leicester and Nottingham looked at more than 18 million people who took part in 50 studies in the UK and US.
Results suggest Black people have double the risk of infection, while those of an Asian ethnicity are 1.5 times more likely to catch the coronavirus than their white counterparts. The scientists did not specify where in Asia the participants were from.