CORONAVIRUS NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation Sees 25th Day With Fewer Than 100 New Coronavirus Cases

Jul 21, 2020, 5:49 PM | Updated: 6:02 pm
FILE: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has his temperature checked while helping to distribute ...
FILE: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has his temperature checked while helping to distribute food, water, and other supplies to Navajo families on May 27, 2020 in Huerfano on the Navajo Nation Reservation, New Mexico. (Photo by Sharon Chischilly/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sharon Chischilly/Getty Images)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, marking 25-consecutive days with fewer than 100 new cases.

The milestone shows just how far the reservation has come since the days it was considered one of the hottest coronavirus area in the country.

No new deaths were reported Monday, but the disease has killed 422 people since the pandemic began. The Navajo Department of Health said 8,617 people have tested positive for the virus.

Even though the trend was encouraging, tribal leaders have ordered 57-hour long weekend lockdowns to continue through July and continue with daily lockdowns from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

Also, the Navajo Department of Health is preparing an order to require a 14-day quarantine for residents who travel to neighboring hot spots.

The Navajo Nation is in the Four Corners Area, which includes Utah’s San Juan County.

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