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Navajo Nation reports 71 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 16:40:45-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 71 additional cases of COVID-19 and two more known deaths.

A total of 7,804 people on the vast reservation that spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have tested positive with 337 known deaths as of Saturday night.

Tribal Department of Health officials say reports from all 12 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate that 58,440 people have been tested and 5,543 have recovered from COVID-19.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough for most people.