Navajo Nation reports 103 more COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 103 more COVID-19 cases and five deaths.

It marked just the 13th time in the last 36 days that the tribe has recorded a coronavirus-related death.

The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 37,154 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

The known death toll now is at 1,493. Based on cases from Oct. 15-28, the Navajo Department of Health issued an advisory for 58 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

The tribe’s reservation is the country’s largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) and covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.