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Man who died on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation tested positive for coronavirus

Officials said is the first COVID-19 case confirmed on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

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The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation said a community member who recently died tested positive for COVID-19. 

The 49-year-old man with underlying health conditions died before the test results were released, officials said. He was not a Fort McDowell tribal citizen. 

It is the first confirmed case of COVID-10 on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. 

The man is the ninth person in Arizona to die from coronavirus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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The man's close contacts are being asked to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms.

Nonessential tribal government departments have been shut down since March 18, and the nation's We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is closed as well as community members are urged to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The number of coronavirus cases statewide is expected to peak in mid- to late April, with most hospitalizations happening in May, computer models show. 

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