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Navajo Nation reports 50 new virus cases, no deaths

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-26 19:03:31-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting 50 new coronavirus cases but no new deaths after tallying 12 fatalities in the previous two daily reports.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths on the sprawling reservation remained at 1,539 on Friday.

Officials say a full report wasn't available because the day is a holiday known as Navajo Nation Family Day.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez says the holiday is for giving thanks and showing love to parents, grandparents, children and all relatives.

He says the best way to do that is by taking precautions to avoid infections during the coronavirus pandemic.