There are significant differences in the risk of dying of COVID-19 among different ethnic groups [Justin Tallis/AFP]

Black people in the United Kingdom are more than four times as likely to die from coronavirus than white people, the UK’s statistics office said on Thursday.

Those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity also have a significantly higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than white people, even when adjusting for deprivation, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

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“These results show that the difference between ethnic groups in COVID-19 mortality is partly a result of socio-economic disadvantage and other circumstances, but a remaining part of the difference has not yet been explained,” ONS said.

Using models that adjusted for a range of socioeconomic factors, the statistics

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