Updated: November 20, 2020 06:13 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 02:54 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Navajo Nation is reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases.
On Friday, the nation reported 351 new cases, a single-day high.
The 7-day rolling average for new COVID cases eclipses what that Navajo Nation experienced during its first peak.
"We're in record-breaking numbers now, even past our first wave," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Nez wants people to stay home to avoid spreading the virus.
"We could catch this virus at anytime if we let down," he said. "And you know what? People are letting down throughout the Navajo Nation."
Arlando Teller, an Arizona state lawmaker, tested positive for the virus, and is now in isolation at his home on the Navajo Nation.
"It is unbelievable how contagious this virus is, how dangerous this virus is," he said. "I can tell you-- the past 48 hours has been excruciating. The pain, the headache has been immensely intense."
The Navajo Nation is currently under a stay-at-home lockdown.
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