Number of Coronavirus Cases in Indian Country Grew Rapidly Last Week

WASHINGTON — The deadly coronavirus accelerated its spread throughout Indian Country over the last week, as the number of confirmed cases doubled over the prior week.

By Sunday evening, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Indian Country had grown to 458, according to a database created by Indian Country Today.  Data from the Indian Health Service, last updated on April 4, shows 436 confirmed positive cases. At least 22 individuals have died, according to estimates, with more than half of the deceased on Navajo Nation.

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