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Navajo Nation reports 24 cases, 1st COVID-19 death in 8 days

Navajo Nation reports 24 cases, 1st COVID-19 death in 8 days

The Associated Press, Christina Rodriguez
Created: October 28, 2020 09:02 AM

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death, the first after seven consecutive days of no reported deaths.

The latest figures bring the total number of cases to 11,386 and the known death toll to 575.

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Tribal health officials say 122,240 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,504 have recovered.

On Tuesday, New Mexico reported 590 new COVID-19 cases, Utah reported 1,145 cases, and Arizona reported 1,157 cases. 

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit: 

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,534
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,117
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,205
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,766
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,385
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,754
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,077
  • Winslow Service Unit: 539
  • 9 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit  

A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation. Most people experience mild or moderate symptoms with the coronavirus, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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