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Navajo Nation reports 41 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Posted at 6:26 PM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 20:26:55-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 41 more COVID-19 cases and one additional death.

The tribe had gone without reporting a coronavirus-related death 25 times in the previous 40 days.

The latest numbers pushed the tribe's totals to 37,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll now is 1,499.

Based on cases from Oct. 22-Nov. 4, the Navajo Department of Health on Monday issued an advisory for 56 communities due to an uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

The tribe's reservation is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles and covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.