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Navajo Nation reports 41 more COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 16:06:02-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 41 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths.

The total number of people infected on the reservation now stands at 8,968 with 453 known deaths as of Wednesday night. Tribal health officials said 79,583 people have undergone testing and 6,622 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.