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Navajo Nation reports 14 new coronavirus cases and no deaths

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 16:08:27-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths.

That brings the total number of people infected to 9,500 with the known death toll still at 484 as of Wednesday. Navajo Department of Health officials say 90,064 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 6,989 have recovered.

The Navajo Nation lifted its stay-at-home order last Sunday, but is encouraging residents to leave their homes only for emergencies or essential activities. Much of the Navajo Nation has been closed since March as the coronavirus swept through the reservation that extends into New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.