CORONAVIRUS NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation Reports 69 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Deaths

Jun 21, 2020, 9:54 AM
Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation.(Photo by Phillip Smith)...
Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation.(Photo by Phillip Smith)
(Photo by Phillip Smith)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Department of Health has reported 69 new cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation and four more known deaths.

That pushes the totals to 6,963 positive COVID-19 cases and 334 known deaths as of Saturday night.

Tribal officials also said that preliminary reports from 11 health care facilities indicate about 3,470 people have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports still pending.

The Navajo Nation has resumed weekend lockdowns with businesses closed as the number of coronavirus cases off the reservation increases, most notably in Arizona.

The tribe’s vast reservation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

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