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Posted: May 31, 2020
Test Reporting Location Total Negative Results Total Positive Results Total Positive Results in the Santo Domingo Community
Testing by Santo Domingo Health Center 582 48 39
*Testing by Presbyterian Healthcare 1,133 5 5
*Tested by Outside Source Unknown 9 9
Total: 1.715 62 53
Recovered:     24

*Reported by the Santo Domingo Unified Incident Command Task Force (UICTF)

Kewa Pueblo, also known as Santo Domingo Pueblo, reported another increase in coronavirus cases within the tribal community in New Mexico.

According to Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation, there have been 53 COVID-19 cases as of May 29, 2020. Of those, nearly half — 24 people — have recovered.

Additional testing has been scheduled for June 4-8 and June 8-9 at the south side of the tribal office. The tests are being provided by Presbyterian Healthcare,  a private, non-profit provider.

“Tribal members living off the reservation must be screened at the Santo Domingo Health Center before entering the village for testing. Please do not visit with friends and family after testing,” a post on social media reads.

About 2,400 people live at Kewa, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, though the state of New Mexico puts the population at more than 3,100. Based on data shared by the tribal health corporation, over 1,700 have undergone testing for the coronavirus. 

Kewa is located in Sandoval County, where a large number of COVID-19 cases have been reported in two additional tribal communities. The Pueblo of San Felipe and the Pueblo of Zia have each seen more than 100 cases, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

Kewa is about 40 miles north of downtown Albuquerque, the most populous city in New Mexico.

 

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