. Apache tribe nearly halts spread of coronavirus « JO LEE MAGAZINE

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – Several small beige-colored buildings sit along the entrance to the hospital on the San Carlos Apache reservation. People were being screened for COVID-19 symptoms before they could go inside. Lately, only one of the screening buildings remains as coronavirus cases declined in the southeastern Arizona community. The San Carlos Apache Tribe has seen a dramatic turnaround over the past year when one-third of its on-reservation population was infected with the coronavirus. The average number of positive COVID-19 cases is down to less than 1 percent a week, according to the the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corp.

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