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Navajo Nation: No COVID-19 related deaths 6th time in 7 days

Navajo Nation
Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 19:09:28-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 12 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the sixth time in the last seven days.

The latest numbers released Saturday brought the total number of coronavirus-related cases on the vast reservation to 31,291 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

The number of known deaths remained at 1,368. The Navajo Nation recently relaxed restrictions to allow visitors to travel on the reservation and visit popular attractions like Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley.

The reservation is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) and it covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

While cases are down, Navajo leaders are urging residents to continue wearing masks and get vaccinated.