Navajo Nation: 26 new COVID cases, no deaths 2nd day in row
Dec 6, 2021, 8:40 PM
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 26 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day.
The latest daily virus figures brought the tribe’s totals to 40,123 cases since the pandemic began.
The known death toll remains at 1,551.
Tribal health officials reported 61 cases and no deaths Sunday after having 100 cases and four deaths the day before.
Based on cases from Nov. 12-25, the Navajo Department of Health last Monday issued an advisory for 65 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.
The reservation covers 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) and extends into parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
26 new cases, 37,836 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 61 communities identified with uncontrolled spread pic.twitter.com/qtiG7wopGV
— Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez (@NNPrezNez) December 6, 2021