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Navajo nation reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Coronavirus
Posted at 7:59 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 09:59:56-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials on the Navajo Nation reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest figures released late Sunday bring the total reported coronavirus cases on the reservation to 26,448, including 922 deaths.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement that while people are getting vaccinated, it’s crucial to keep in mind that another variant of the virus has been found in nearby regions. Nez says residents still need to remain vigilant and practice health safety measures like staying home. Residents of the vast reservation are still under a stay-at-home order Friday through Monday morning.