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Navajo Nation reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths Feb. 22

Posted at 8:03 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 10:03:09-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have reported 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with two additional deaths.

The latest numbers released Sunday bring the total number of cases on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to 29,535 since the pandemic began.

There have been 1,144 reported deaths that were related to COVID-19. Tribal President Jonathan Nez said even those who have been fully vaccinated need to continue taking precautions to avoid spreading the virus. The tribe has a nightly curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to limit the spread of the virus.