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Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths, 13th time in 19 days

Posted at 5:54 PM, Oct 18, 2021

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 30 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 13th time in the past 19 days.

The latest numbers pushed the tribe's totals to 34,914 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.

Based on cases from Oct. 1-14, the Navajo Department of Health issued an advisory for 31 communities due to the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus.

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