Navajo nation reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Posted 1/19/21

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials on the Navajo Nation reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths.

The latest figures released late Sunday bring the total reported coronavirus cases …

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Navajo nation reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials on the Navajo Nation reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths.

The latest figures released late Sunday bring the total reported coronavirus cases on the reservation to 26,448, including 922 deaths.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement that while people are getting vaccinated, it's crucial to keep in mind that another variant of the virus has been found in nearby regions.

Nez said residents still need to remain vigilant and practice health safety measures like staying home.

Residents of the vast reservation were required to stay home from Friday evening until early Monday morning, except for essential workers and in the case of an emergency.

The number of infections is thought to be higher than reported because many people haven’t been tested.

Studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

The Navajo Nation extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

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