“Infection Rates At Least 3.5 Times Higher for Native Americans”

“CDC COVID-19 Response Team and other researchers analyzed 9,000 laboratory-confirmed cases from 23 states between Jan. 22 and July 3”

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that American Indians and Alaska Natives have a COVID-19 infection rate 3.5 times than white people and younger Native people are more affected. The agency released the study earlier this week in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Sarah Hatcher of the CDC COVID-19 Response Team and other researchers analyzed 9,000 laboratory-confirmed cases from 23 states between Jan. 22 and July 3.

American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in these select states overall, Hatcher said.”

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye reports for Indian Country Today August 22, 2020.