Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles you're still have the call, have the headache and weak. For the past two weeks, shelling Mitchell has battled an invisible enemy. It might appear she's losing, but the 67 year old doesn't rely on what the eyes can see. I'm coming back that you hope that or you know, that I know that I couldn't walk from my den, took my upstairs without being on. So yes, coming back she wasn't able to get a test, but has convinced her body aches and ever present cough are sure signs of covert 19. He was tested and that my sister, she's proved her husband of 41 years, Tommy, hospitalized in the I. C U for days. Covert, 19 positive and fighting for his life. So it was. It was scared, afraid. Every day. As the Corona virus continues its deadly march, there's a grim reality emerging, disproportionate toll being paid in black in brown lot. Sometimes when you're in the middle of a crises like we are now with the Corona virus, it really does have ultimately shine a very bright light on some of the rial weaknesses and foibles in our society. While black Americans make up just over 13% of the U. S. CDC data shows that they were 33% of the reported Corona virus hospitalizations last month. Among those patients, many who struggled with prior health conditions. When all this is over, there will still be health disparities, which we really do need to address in the African American community on Lee, a few states air tracking the racial breakdown of covert 19 fatalities. But if history is our teacher, the most vulnerable will continue to bear. The run of this virus is deadly strike from Detroit to Milwaukee, New Orleans to Chicago, Detroit Motor City, the birthplace of Motown, once a bastion of manufacturing the city on its way to come back at least until the Corona virus struck. Currently in the state of Michigan. And we understand that 33% of the Kobe cases are African American. 40% of the depths are African American. But yet African Americans only make up 14% of Michigan's population. So those numbers air striking Doctor Kimberly Farrow is the CEO of Central City Integrated Health in Midtown. Detroit Clinic serves a mostly African American population. Then you receive Medicaid. Some are uninsured. Before we were dealing with covert, we were dealing with the war on obesity and heart disease and hypertension because we recognize that these populations are vulnerable, more vulnerable to these maladies. When you superimpose cold it onto that, our patients have an increased risk of having poor outcomes for health outcomes. To make things worse, the clinic had to stop seeing most patients in person after running out of P P e, she adds. It's hard for her patients to even know if they have the disease testing sites. Testing opportunities are very limited in inner city communities. Most of the testing opportunities are in suburban areas. Our patients already struggle with transportation, and so you have to either take a bus, find a ride to the testing areas, are walking, and that's just not realistic for our patients. Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer, announcing today that she's creating a task force to examine the states racial disparities. D'oh, how you doing? Everybody stand, say, Too bad we can't shake hands, but we do it like this. On the west side of Chicago, Reverend Marshall hats now delivering a message of caution. When do you guys save us? Nobody could do service now, Really, because of Kobe. Over the decades, these streets have seen more than its fair share of challenges. We're in a community now that has been disinvested in. We are segregated from opportunity and resource, and then we are become open season when this kind of pandemic sweeps across the country. Roughly 70% of covert 19 fatalities in Chicago have been among its black residents make up just 30% of the city's population. The number is so alarming, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced an outreach plan, including an awareness campaign and wellness checks for the most vulnerable. For Reverend Hatch, the pandemic came through his own doors when on Sunday it took the life of his sister. She was the first in our family to go away, too college. She was a public school teacher for 23 years, and she was really the matriarch of our family. My best friend, Larry Harris, passed away as well. He and I were friends for 45 years, and so it's really been a double blow for me personally, as someone who was also raised in church, right where our folk like to touch, lay hands on each of the rain. If Cove in 19 you can't do that. So how are you supposed to more? This is about as a foreign of a feeling as I've ever had. You know, we're used to being able to go in a church to find hope and have that taken away in the midst of this pandemic eject. It is incredibly, incredibly frustrating and adds to the pain deeply. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the death toll continues to climb, and of those, 66% have been in the African American community. While blacks only make up more than 1/3 of the city's population, you cannot get away from the fact that there's been intentionality and ensured that minorities have been marginalized in this this country for years. Fred Royal is the president of Local in Double A CP chapter in Milwaukee. He says his brothers and sisters are dying, yet authorities air doing little toe help. None of the resource is that there are targeting being targeted in the central area with the highest rate of incident of coca at 19. How do you explain that systemic racism? We've always talked about way, understand where the need is but we don't. We don't invest. The resource is there. So what? What else can you attribute it to? Our decision to include race and ethnicity, a CZ, a measure of our cove it incidents was very important. Screwed it to that declaration of racism as a public health issue. Doctor Jeanette Croelick is the health commissioner for the city of Milwaukee. She says combating the virus starts with being transparent about who was the victim here. If the data on race and ethnicity was more available since the beginning of this outbreak nationally, I think that could have helped us provide a more robust campy. The virus has taken more than 700 lives in Louisiana, with African Americans accounting for more than 70% of those deaths in hard hit New Orleans music that one celebrated life in death. Now one pause. The grieving process is on hold and just waiting on the right time. Thio prop degree Elroy James's president, the Zulu Club black cultural organization known for its lavage, carnival parades. Weeks after Mardi Gras, the pandemic devastated his club. Many more members were hospitalized on ventilators Started experiencing a deaths have been the membership within the last two weeks among the lives taken. Youth mentor, Cornell, Charles and Zulu King. Larry Hammond, great friend of mine and was certainly would be missed. Founded in 1916 to provide free burials for the black community, the Zulu club, now grieving from a distance, we're gonna have to again figure out a way to celebrate the lives of, uh, brothers. The Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Back in Chicago. Words of faith still streaming out through turbulent times, the pews empty to keep the congregation safe. Reverend offering comfort and hope online. We're going through this during the Passover season. It was a similar kind of situation where people were told to stay in the house, to shelter in the home until the plague has passed over. But the good news is this, too, will pass. As a sister used to say in my childhood church, making playing preacher the pandemic of 2020. It's something we'll always remember, you know, for families like minds will remember the people who lost weeping endures for the night. But joy will come in the morning. It's for Shell again, Tommy Mitchell. That joy came this morning So they tell me Word on the street is there was good news today. The exit Waas My husband came home Today I have my partner. I have my husband and on my lover. And he's home and he's doing good. What was that moment like when you get out of the hospital today? Don't you think you know I got when you were in the hospital when you were in intensive care? Were you scared? Yeah. Tonight together again their love enduring their laughs plentiful For them it's a cz Much a remedy is anything they received at the hospital. We take care of each other back to the school. Yes, sir. The young folk will call that Rotter die. That's your family? No, I don't know what John call it, but I know what I call it. I call it low Love is a powerful medicine. Yes, it is. And it can cure a lot of things. Hi, everyone. George Stephanopoulos here. Thanks for checking on ABC News YouTube channel. If you'd like to get more video show highlights and watch live event coverage, click on the right over here to subscribe to our channel. And don't forget to download the ABC News after breaking news alerts.