Washington tribe traces new outbreak to children playing

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials traced to children playing together. Sixteen new cases were announced between Wednesday and Friday by the Lummi Nation health department _ the first new infections in weeks on the tribe’s reservation about 90 miles north of Seattle. Tribal officials said it was apparent from the outbreak that families and children were not following orders to limit their interactions and practice social distancing. A tribal health official said that after several weeks without new cases people had become complacent. The Lummi Indian Business Council extended its stay-at-home order through May 31 and added a curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.