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Navajo Nation reports no new COVID-19 deaths, 12 more cases

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 12:19:11-04

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported a dozen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths.

That brings the total number of people infected to 9,547 with the known death toll still at 493 as of Sunday night. The figures were tallied as another 32-hour lockdown on the reservation ended at 5 a.m. Monday.

The Navajo Nation lifted its stay-at-home order on Aug. 16, but is asking residents to leave their homes only for emergencies or essential activities. Much of the Navajo Nation has been closed since March as the coronavirus swept through the vast reservation that extends into New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.