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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 December 3, 2020.

IHS Area
positive *
7-day rolling
positivity *
Alaska 368,317 7,527 311,865 2.4% 3.7%
Albuquerque 71,880 5,838 51,404 10.2% 15.8%
Bemidji 97,782 6,868 88,287 7.2% 17.1%
Billings 79,657 6,321 69,307 8.4% 20.4%
California 37,370 2,581 32,869 7.3% 7.4%
Great Plains 109,442 11,066 97,270 10.2% 21.0%
Nashville 42,465 3,032 38,363 7.3% 7.4%
Navajo 159,112 19,018 112,155 14.5% 18.1%
Oklahoma City 286,239 29,150 251,136 10.4% 17.7%
Phoenix 112,220 14,527 96,944 13.0% 17.7%
Portland 51,773 4,234 46,740 8.3% 15.4%
Tucson 10,958 982 9,878 9.0% 14.1%
TOTAL 1,427,215 111,144 1,206,218 8.4% 14.0%

* 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 December 4, 2020