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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 January 26, 2021.

IHS Area
positive *
7-day rolling
positivity *
Alaska 464,878 10,581 391,950 2.6% 3.5%
Albuquerque 83,025 7,586 56,580 11.8% 19.0%
Bemidji 126,217 9,427 113,702 7.7% 7.1%
Billings 88,335 7,013 78,098 8.2% 6.2%
California 62,172 6,465 52,359 11.0% 16.6%
Great Plains 127,077 13,497 113,021 10.7% 7.4%
Nashville 61,148 5,219 54,854 8.7% 12.8%
Navajo 213,895 29,472 144,610 16.9% 18.8%
Oklahoma City 411,686 54,744 351,384 13.5% 16.5%
Phoenix 151,620 22,012 128,570 14.6% 17.0%
Portland 88,719 6,470 81,697 7.3% 6.2%
Tucson 22,114 2,528 19,429 11.5% 17.2%
TOTAL 1,900,886 175,014 1,586,254 9.9% 11.8%

* 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 January 27, 2021