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Native Americans Are More Vulnerable to Coronavirus-Less Than 3 Percent Have Been Tested


Cases of the novel coronavirus among Native Americans have been growing faster than some of the worst-hit states in the country. Nearly 8,000 cases have been reported but the actual number of infections is likely to be higher, with less than three percent of the total Native American population tested for the virus.

Many of the country's over 2.9 million Native Americans have health risks, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity, that are higher than other Americans, making them more vulnerable to novel coronavirus infection.


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