Navajo Nation reports more coronavirus cases per capita than any US state

  
Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  9 comments

By:   Rebecca Klar (TheHill)

Navajo Nation reports more coronavirus cases per capita than any US state
The Navajo Nation has more coronavirus cases per capita than any state in the U.S., according to data released by the Navajo Nation Sunday.

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The Navajo Nation has more coronavirus cases per capita than any state in the U.S., according to data released by the Navajo Nation Sunday.

The Navajo Nation reported 149 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the total number to 3,122.

The total is higher per capita than that reported by the states reporting the highest totals of COVID-19 cases.

According to the most recent 2010 census data, about 173,667 people live in the Navajo Nation, meaning there are roughly 1,786 cases per 100,000 people.

In New York and New Jersey, the states hardest hit by the coronavirus, the total reported coronavirus cases come out to 1,751 cases per 100,000 people and 1,560 cases per 100,000 people, respectively, according to HuffPostwhich first reported on the Navajo Nation's highest number of COVID-19 cases.

The Navajo Nation also reported two additional COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 100.

"We've lost 100 lives to this virus and we offer our condolences to all of the families who are grieving and I want you to know that we're working around the clock to fight COVID-19," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement.


149 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths reported pic.twitter.com/fTpGpFABuM — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez (@NNPrezNez) May 11, 2020

Nez's administration has donated items, including food, water and supplies, to 4,300 families in an effort to help people stay at home amid the pandemic.



"The amount of money that's being sent to Indian country, as we call it, is the largest amount in the history of the U.S., and you deserve it. You went through a lot," Trump said during his visit.


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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

1,786 cases per 100,000 people

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

That is a very scary number. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1    2 weeks ago

It's way above the ratio anywhere else!

 
 
 
Kavika
1.2  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

Doctors without Borders dispatched two teams to help the Navajo. They will be joining 18 doctors and nurses from San Francisco that volunteered to help the Navajo.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/us/navajo-nation-doctors-without-borders/index.html

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @1.2    2 weeks ago

We need that. It is a major hot spot.

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

A sad commentary on the devastation taking place in the Navajo Nation. 

A very old debt was repaid by the people of Ireland who sent up a fund to support the Navajo. Well over $500,000 at last count. This related to the Irish Potato Famine when the Choctaw who were part of the Trail of Tears a few short years before and living in poverty in Oklahoma heard about the plight of the Irish and gathered up $170 and sent it to the starving in Ireland. 

The relationship between the Irish and the Choctaw remains, to this day, very strong. In fact, a memorial was built in Ireland to acknowledge the Choctaw and their gift when they themselves were starving. 

Intitled ''Kindred Spirits''.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
3  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 weeks ago

I will post this here again. so that people can see this. 

If you want to help the Navajo, here is how:

https://www.protectthesacred.care/

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    2 weeks ago

Gee, you mean I did some good in seeding this one?

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

 
 
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