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Native Americans are 3.5 times more likely to contract coronavirus compared to white people in the US, CDC reveals

 

August 21, 2020



Native Americans make up a larger percentage of novel coronavirus cases than compared to their share of the US population, a new report finds.

American Indians and Alaska Natives account for 0.7 percent of the population but at 1.3 percent of all COVID-19 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Wednesday.

What's more, indigenous people are 3.5 times more likely to contact the virus than Caucasian Americans.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8644277/Native-Americans-3-5-times-likely-catch-coronavirus-compared-white-people-US.html

 

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