Montana Public Radio: COVID-19 was the leading killer of Native Americans in Montana last year

Montana Public Radio: COVID-19 was the leading killer of Native Americans in Montana last year. “According to a review of death certificates by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, deaths among American-Indian and Alaska Natives spiked 36 percent in 2020 compared to the previous five years, largely due to COVID-19. The analysis shows the rate of COVID deaths among American Indian and Alaska Native people in Montana was also over double that of Indigenous people across the entire country.”

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