The number of monkeypox infections continues to rise in Colorado, but new state data shows evidence that Black and Latino communities have been hit harder.
As of Thursday, the state has confirmed 168 cases in Colorado, stretching back to May. A majority of those cases — 94 — have been confirmed in August, though it is unclear whether that is related to increasing transmission, better testing or both.
Slightly more than half of the cases, about 53%, are in people who identify as white. Nearly 12% of infections are in people who are Black, while about 34% of people testing positive identify as Hispanic or Latino. For comparison, Colorado’s population is 67% white, 4% Black and 22% Hispanic.
“Similar to the data we experienced and what we saw with COVID-19, we are seeing…
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