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Navajo Nation reports 225 new COVID-19 cases; ICU beds full

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 12:59:11-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 225 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths with intensive care unit beds at healthcare facilities now at full capacity.

Officials say the new numbers released Saturday night push the total of cases on the vast reservation since the pandemic began to 17,738 with 667 known deaths.

They say 170,343 people have been tested for coronavirus and 9,797 have recovered.

The reservation includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez has extended a stay-at-home order through Dec. 28 to try to curb the virus' spread.