Mississippi Choctaw chief says he tested positive for coronavirus

Published 10:53 am Sunday, April 19, 2020

The chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians confirmed Saturday that he’s tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.

Choctaw Chief Cyrus Ben made the announcement in a social media post on Facebook:

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Chief Ben said he has not experienced any symptoms yet, but is self-quarantining himself and will lead the tribe from home.

The tribe announced out of 80 total tests of tribal members, 16 were positive.