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Navajo Nation reports 74 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 16:16:47-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 74 more cases of COVID-19 but no additional known deaths.

Tribal Department of Health officials say 7,914 people on the vast reservation that spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have tested positive with 378 known deaths as of Monday night. Health officials also say reports from all 12 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate 59,205 people have been tested and 5,604 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. Weekend curfews are being enforced on the Navajo Nation in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak.