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Navajo Nation reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Vital resources being distributed to the Navajo Nation
Posted at 10:11 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 01:11:25-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths.

The total number of people infected on the reservation now stands at 8,927 with 446 known deaths as of Tuesday night.

Tribal health officials say 78,501 people have undergone testing and 6,585 have recovered from the virus.

The Navajo Nation once had one of the highest per-capita rates of coronavirus infections in the U.S.

The daily number of reported cases has declined overall, but nighttime curfews, weekend lockdowns and a mask mandate remain because of recent surges in COVID-19 off the reservation, which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.