CORONAVIRUS NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation reports 220 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Jan 9, 2022, 8:06 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:42 pm
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 220 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths related to the virus.

Tribal officials say the number of confirmed cases on the vast reservation since the pandemic began now total 42,887 as of Saturday including 45 delayed reported cases.

The known death toll stands at 1,593. Tribal President Jonathan Nez says cases of the omicron variant are much higher in border towns and cities located off the Navajo Nation.

Nez also says that COVID-19 vaccines are highly-effective in pushing back on the symptoms and reducing the chances of being hospitalized.

The reservation covers 27,000 square miles and extends into parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

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