CORONAVIRUS NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation Reports 54 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 More Deaths

Feb 10, 2021, 2:49 PM | Updated: 3:06 pm
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 54 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths.

The latest figures raised the totals to 28,994 cases and 1,075 known deaths since the pandemic began.

The Navajo Department of Health has identified 44 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, down from 75 communities in recent weeks.

The tribe has extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the virus’ spread on the vast reservation that covers parts of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.

Navajo Area Indian Health Service also said Tuesday that 98% of the 78,520 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far.

Another 28,925 doses are expected later this week.

The Navajo Nation is also lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events.

There will be an online town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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