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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019

The Indian Health Service continues to work closely with our tribal partners and state and local public health officials to coordinate a comprehensive public health response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this public health threat.

The IHS formed a Critical Care Response Team [PDF] of expert physicians, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals provide urgent lifesaving medical care on an as needed basis to COVID-19 patients admitted to IHS or tribal hospitals. The IHS has also rapidly deployed telehealth services Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  both to maintain routine patient care and to allow critical care consultation for COVID-19 patients.

The IHS received over $2.4 billion in new funding to provide resources for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health programs to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We have worked closely with tribes and urban Indian organizations throughout this pandemic to get resources out to facilities as quickly as possible. Additionally, the IHS has distributed rapid point-of-care testing systems and supplies Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  and remdesivir [PDF], an investigational antiviral medicine to treat certain people in the hospital with COVID-19, at no cost to tribal and IHS facilities.

More information on the IHS response can be found in the IHS Covid-19 Response 100 Day Review [PDF – 411 KB] and Executive Summary [PDF – 207 KB]. This report covers actions taken by the IHS to support federal, tribal, and Urban Indian Organizations between March 6, 2020 through June 14, 2020.

For the latest general information about COVID-19, we encourage everyone to periodically review CDC’s COVID-19 webpage Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  .

COVID-19 Cases by IHS Area

Data are reported from IHS, tribal, and urban Indian organization facilities, though reporting by tribal and urban programs is voluntary. Data reflect cases reported to the IHS through 11:59 pm on October 27, 2020.

IHS Area
positive *
7-day rolling
positivity *
Alaska 295,035 4,236 262,547 1.6% 3.9%
Albuquerque 53,344 2,622 38,710 6.3% 8.6%
Bemidji 70,116 3,249 64,105 4.8% 8.1%
Billings 70,852 4,607 62,573 6.9% 12.8%
California 23,786 1,494 21,681 6.4% 5.4%
Great Plains 86,320 5,946 79,258 7.0% 23.0%
Nashville 33,877 2,454 30,445 7.5% 8.8%
Navajo 114,736 12,717 86,167 12.9% 6.5%
Oklahoma City 209,949 16,525 188,771 8.0% 12.4%
Phoenix 87,125 10,993 75,102 12.8% 9.4%
Portland 38,937 2,923 35,282 7.7% 8.1%
Tucson 8,306 653 7,544 8.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 1,092,383 68,419 952,185 6.7% 8.6%

* Cumulative percent positive and 7-day rolling average positivity are updated three days per week.

IHS COVID-19 Dashboard


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Website last updated October 28, 2020