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Posted: October 12, 2020

The coronavirus appears to be returning to Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico, according to the tribe’s health corporation.

The tribe saw no new COVID-19 cases for almost two months. That changed with the detection of 10 new infections in the last week, data from the Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation shows.

The tribe went from a total of 83 cases within the community to 93 as of October 9, the corporation reported.

COVID-19 Testing Results (October 9, 2020 – 4:5pm)

Test Reporting Location Total Negative Results Total Positive Results Total Positive Results in the Santo Domingo Community
Testing by Santo Domingo Health Center 1,624 85 73
*Testing by Presbyterian Healthcare 2,348 8 8
*Tested by Outside Source Unknown 14 12
Total: 3,972 107 93
Recovered: 83

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

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, almost everyone in the community has been tested for the coronavirus as of October 9.

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, with most of these cases occurring at the onset of the pandemic earlier in 2020.

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

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