As of July 27, there are 28,987 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,125 confirmed deaths in Native American communities. Daily we watch these numbers accelerate. (source)
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.