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Posted: October 7, 2020

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As of October 6, 2020, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has seen 659 coronavirus cases and 24 deaths on the reservation in Montana.

According to the data maintained by the state, 65 cases on the reservation are considered “active,” with 5 of them having been confirmed in the last 24 hours. Some 606 recoveries have occurred.

Overall, 5,686 coronavirus tests have been administered on the reservation. The vast majority — over 86 percent — have returned negative, according to data

The reservation is mostly located in Rosebud County, where 687 coronavirus cases have been confirmed through October 6, according to the data. The county has seen 19 deaths, indicating that Northern Cheyenne has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 outcomes.

A potion of the reservation also extends into Big Horn County, where 984 coronavirus cases have been confirmed through October 6, according to the state. The homelands of the neighboring Crow Tribe are located in the same county.

According to the demographic data from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 16 percent of coronavirus cases in the state have been people who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. American Indians and Alaska Natives represent 6.7 percent of the state population, again indicating a disproportion effect of COVID-19 on the first Americans.

A Northern Cheyenne Reservation COVID-19 dashboard is posted by the tribe on its website.

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