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First Cheyenne River resident Covid-19 death reported

“I am sad to report the one death. I know we’ve had other members of our tribe pass away from coronavirus, but this is the first time we’ve had a resident pass away from Covid-19,” announced CRST Chairman Harold Frazier in his radio address on July 28.

As of this Tuesday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 123 Covid-19 related deaths and 8,492 total positive cases.

The chairman said over 4,800 tests have been conducted to date and continued his call to action for prayers, positivity, and staying the course.

61 percent recovered as of Tuesday

Of the 62 positive cases reported on CRST, 38 were recovered, which meant 61 percent of infected individuals had recovered Covid-19.

The chairman said the Tribe is continuing its aggressive contact tracing and that all 62 cases are connected to six travel-related cases, and that infection spread within quarantined homes that had individuals who tested positive.

Chairman described the virus as “contained” on Tuesday. He continued to  recommend people continue to follow CDC guidelines; wear a mask, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, avoid large crowds.

Information to know:

Medical Hotline Number 24×7: 605/964-0563

Behavioral Health Hotline 24×7: 605/964-1545

Command Center: 605/964-3637

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