Filipinos make up 4% of nurses in the US, but 31.5% of nurse deaths from COVID-19

Nurses of Filipino descent comprise just 4% of the workforce, but nearly a third of registered nurse deaths due to COVID-19.

National Nurses United, the country’s largest nurse union, released a report Monday detailing COVID-19 deaths among nurses and other healthcare workers. NNU estimates that 1,718 healthcare workers have died due to the disease and related complications, including 213 registered nurses. 

Nurses of color made up more than half of the nurse deaths due to COVID-19, despite only making up 24.1% of the workforce.

Nurses of color made up more than half of the nurse deaths due to COVID-19, despite only making up 24.1% of the workforce.

The largest non-white ethnic group to die of the disease was Filipino nurses. Nurses of Filipino descent account for 31.5% of the workforce’s COVID-19 deaths.

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