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Mandates Remain In Effect As Navajo Nation Confirms 43 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death

Oct 11, 2020, 12:35 PM
FILE: An American flag with an image of Native American on it is attached to a fence outside a home...
FILE: An American flag with an image of Native American on it is attached to a fence outside a home in the East To'Hajiilee housing community in To'Hajiilee Indian Reservation (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one additional death.

The latest numbers released Saturday night bring the total number of cases to 10,675 with the death toll at 565.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says he’s concerned about 85 news COVID-19 cases over the last two days on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

In a statement, Nez says the resurgence in new coronavirus cases very troubling and could very well lead to widespread infections the tribe saw back in April and May.

A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation.

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Mandates Remain In Effect As Navajo Nation Confirms 43 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death