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Indigenous communities in Alaska harder hit by COVID-19


August 27, 2020

Alaska state health data indicate Pacific Islanders and Alaska Natives are more likely to contract COVID-19 and be hospitalized with the illness.

Beyond underlying medical conditions, culture and economics contribute to the disparity, Alaska Public Media reported Tuesday.

Data indicate Pacific Islanders in Alaska have contracted COVID-19 at about eight times the rate of the rest of the population and are more than four times as likely to be hospitalized with the virus.


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