Navajo Nation reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 19 new COVID-19 cases with seven additional deaths.
The latest figures from tribal health officials bring the total number of COVID-19 cases to 29,816 cases since the pandemic began.
The death toll now is 1,194.
Health facilities on the reservation and in border towns are conducting drive-thru vaccine events or administering doses by appointment.
The Navajo-area Indian Health Service has vaccinated more than 135,000 people so far.
A daily curfew from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. and a mask mandate remain in effect for residents of the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to prevent the spread of the virus.