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Two Pascua Yaqui Tribe members die from coronavirus
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Two Pascua Yaqui Tribe members die from coronavirus

From the April's Tucson-area coronavirus coverage: 1,200+ Pima County cases, stay-home order extended series
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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.

Two women who were members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe died last weekend due to coronavirus, tribe officials said. 

The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Health Services Division is working with the Pima County Health Department to notify family members and are recommending anyone who was in close contact with the women to self-isolate. 

The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Health Services Division has been performing limited testing on the reservation, the tribe said in a news release.

No other information about the women was released. 

As of Wednesday morning, the Pima County Health Department has reported 10 coronavirus deaths and 217 known cases. 

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports

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