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Navajo Nation reports peak high of 383 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 10:06:07-05

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting 383 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, an all-time high for the vast reservation.

Tribal health officials on Sunday announced the latest daily figure of new cases as well as five more coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of known cases now stands at 15,039, including 42 delayed reported cases. The death toll for the Navajo Nation is now up to 631.

Tribal health officials said 147,793 people have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 8,131 have recovered. The Navajo Nation is currently under a three-week stay-at-home order. Officials are urging households not to have anyone over during the Thanksgiving holiday.