New data shows virus hitting tribal communities hard
August 17, 2020
GREAT FALLS - The Montana Department of Health and Human Services (MTDPHHS) released new data on Wednesday breaking down how the novel coronavirus is impacting Montanans along racial and ethnic lines.
The data shows the virus may be hitting Native American communities harder than others.
Native Americans make up 7% of Montana's total population, but the data shows they account for 18% of all coronavirus cases in the state, and 35% of all coronavirus deaths, as of August 7. The numbers are consistent with a similar impact analysis released in July.