Hispanic Americans have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, including ending up in intensive care and dying, than non-Hispanic white people, a new study finds. The risk is especially high among patients who are both Black and Hispanic. … Hispanic Blacks had the highest rate of co-existing health problems (51%) and hospitalizations (45%). Hispanic/multiracial patients were more often admitted to the intensive care unit (10%) and had the highest incidence of requiring mechanical ventilation (10%). They also had higher death rates due to COVID-19 (16%).