WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials say the confirmation of a new death brings the number of fatalities from coronavirus to 500.
The Navajo Nation on Friday night reported the additional death as well as 14 more confirmed cases of COVID-19.
That brings the total number of people infected to 9,780.
But that includes 165 cases that occurred between early April and mid-August and were recently identified as COVID-19 related.
Navajo officials said 94,099 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 7,032 have recovered.
The Navajo Nation lifted its stay-at-home order on Aug. 16, but is asking residents to go out for emergencies or essentials.