As of April 28th, there are 3,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 116 confirmed deaths in Native American communities. Daily we watch these numbers accelerate. (https://indiancountrytoday.com)
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Native Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 across America. Among the 51% of deaths for which data on race and ethnicity are known, Native Americans represent 15% of deaths.
The Arizona department of health services reported that Native Americans make up 16% of the state’s Covid-19 related deaths, despite representing only 6% of the state’s population. In New Mexico, Native Americans make up less than 10% of the population but over one-third of Corona virus cases.
*There is not currently a complete source of the impact that this virus is having on the Native American community—triage is now their focus in order to save lives.
** Data is changing daily and we try to keep this information as updated as possible. Refer to this website for additional information
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