COVID-19 cases on the reservation continues to climb

SAN CARLOS — The number of positive cases of COVID-19 on the San Carlos Apache Reservation continues to grow.

On Sunday, the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation announced seven new cases, bringing the tribe’s total to 47 —29 on the reservation and 18 members who live off-reservation — with two off-reservation deaths.

There are currently 10 different clusters on the reservation being monitored by San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation.

Greenlee County added another positive case Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 12 with one death. Nine are considered active and two have fully recovered.

Graham County is currently holding at 48 positive cases, the same total it had to end last week. It was also reported that about 400 residents are in quarantine as a result of contact with those who tested positive.

There have been two COVID-19 related deaths in Graham County.