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Navajo Nation reports 95 new COVID cases, 2 additional deaths

Navajo Nation reports 95 new COVID cases, 2 additional deaths

Justine Lopez
Created: May 23, 2020 11:04 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths Friday. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 4,529 with 149 deaths. 

“The Navajo Nation is testing our citizens at a very high rate per capita, more so than any state in the country. Over 14 percent of the people living on the Navajo Nation have been tested and that’s why we have a high number of positive cases. We’re doing our best to flatten the curve, so let’s think of the health and safety of others and stay home this weekend. Stay home, stay safe, save lives,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in a press release.

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The Navajo Nation is currently in the middle of another 57-hour weekend lockdown. The lockdown requires all residents to remain at home except essential workers, first responders, and health care workers.

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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