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Navajo Nation reports no COVID-related deaths for 3rd day

Navajo Nation
Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 20:04:35-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 54 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the third consecutive day.

The latest numbers pushed the tribe's total to 32,600 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

The known death total remained at 1,403. Based on cases from Aug. 13-16, the Navajo Department of Health has issued an advisory notice for 36 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez has said all Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 by the end of September or be required to submit to regular testing.