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Posted: March 20, 2020

Merle Dry, a Cherokee citizen, passed away on March 18, 2020, after contracting the coronavirus, according to the Metro Pentecostal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr offered the following statement in response to the passing of Merle Dry, a 55-year-old Cherokee citizen who died after contracting the coronavirus:

“For months, we watched this virus from afar, and now with the passing of a Cherokee Nation citizen in Tulsa County, we hope people understand this has now hit home and is a very real pandemic that can affect anyone of us. We ask that everyone take real safety precautions and on behalf of the Cherokee Nation, our thoughts and prayers are with the Dry family at this time and we are so very sorry for this tragic loss.”

If any Cherokee Nation citizen has questions about the Coronavirus, we ask them to call our COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-528-0063

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