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Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths, 12th time in 17 days

Posted at 9:13 AM, Oct 18, 2021

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 58 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 12th time in the past 17 days.

The latest numbers released Sunday pushed the tribe’s totals to 34,878 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll remains at 1,464. Tribal officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel.

All Navajo Nation executive branch employees had to be fully vaccinated against the virus by the end of September or submit to regular testing. The tribe’s reservation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.