Hopi COVID-19 Surge Continues With High Numbers Of New Cases
Hopi health officials report more than 100 known active cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks on the reservation.
It comes as the 9,000-person tribe continues to experience a sustained surge of infections that began in the fall. In all, nearly 1,200 members have tested positive for COVID and the tribe’s percentage of positive test remains higher than state and national numbers at more than 25%.
Hopi officials attribute much of the current virus spread to travel off the reservation and between villages. Most of the tribe’s 12 villages have restricted entry to residents only.
Hope leaders have extended the tribe's lockdown order until March 1.