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Navajo Nation finds 177 more COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

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Posted at 8:07 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 10:07:25-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting more than 170 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths.

Navajo health officials announced Sunday a new tally of 177 newly confirmed virus cases, bringing the total to 16,427, including 27 delayed unreported cases. The death toll from COVID-19 on the vast reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah now stands at 653. So far, 8,676 have recovered from COVID-19, and 157,860 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

Residents remain under a stay-at-home order, with an exception for essential workers and essential needs like food, medication and emergencies. Essential businesses are limited to hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily.