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Navajo Nation reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths

Navajo Nation reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths

Justine Lopez
Created: May 17, 2020 11:08 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Nation has reported 172 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths as of Saturday. According to the Navajo Department of Health, there are a total of 3,912 cases of COVID-19 with 140 confirmed deaths.

Navajo Nation officials said they have administered 23,791 total COVID-19 tests and have received 17,409 negative test results.

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"We are testing our people here on the Navajo Nation almost fives times greater than the rest of the country. So let’s not panic or be overly-alarmed by the daily numbers, but let’s be diligent and recognize that we cannot let up now. Please abide by the weekend lockdown and the stay-at-home order that remains in effect seven days a week. We are beating COVID-19 together,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in a press release.

The Navajo Nation's 57-hour weekend lockdown will remain in effect until Monday.

For more information including reports, helpful prevention tips, and more resources, please visit the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call (928) 871-7014.


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