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Covid-19 incidence more than triple among Native Americans, new CDC report says


August 24, 2020

(CNN) - The coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Native American communities. The incidence of Covid-19 cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives was 3.5 times that among White people, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC-led team also found that cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives tended to be younger in age.

The report included data on 340,059 Covid-19 cases confirmed between January 22 and July 3 from across 23 states. The researchers -- from the CDC and other institutions across the United States -- took a close look at race and ethnicity information for those cases.


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