19% of the 12,593 hospital patients who died up until 19th April were black, Asian and minority ethnic.
I fear that I could lose my life and I will be forgotten about.
Some people feel that their symptoms are not being taken seriously. These are elements we can't ignore and it's a difficult pill to swallow.
Many of the essential work and key services are occupied by BAME members who are more likely to come into contact with carriers of COVID-19, thus increasing their risk.
Once this is over we need to scrutinise the data further to work out why there are disparities in healthcare and work actively with communities to try and address them.