Navajo Nation reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported two new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths Sunday.

The total number of known deaths is now 1,361 as of Sunday.

"The Delta variant continues to spread across the country, mainly among people who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. "We strongly encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated to help protect yourselves and your loved ones."

Last week, Nez signed legislation to rescind an order that closed the reservation to outside visitors.