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Navajo Nation reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 11:59:44-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Department of Health has reported 27 new cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation and one known death.

That pushes the totals to 6,990 positive COVID-19 cases and 335 known deaths as of Sunday. Tribal officials also say that preliminary reports from 11 health care facilities indicate about 3,603 people have recovered from COVID-19 with one hospital report still pending.

The Navajo Nation has resumed weekend lockdowns with businesses closed as the number of coronavirus cases off the reservation increases, most notably in Arizona. The tribe’s vast reservation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.