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Coronavirus-related deaths on Navajo Nation now at 13

Apr 5, 2020

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  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say the number of coronavirus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation is now 13. The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service announced one new death and 51 new confirmed cases, pushing the total to 321. Of the 321 confirmed positive cases, most are in Arizona including 137 in Navajo County. Statistics show 30 COVID-19 cases in New Mexico’s San Juan County, 17 in McKinley County, seven in Cibola County and two in Socorro County. The tribe’s vast reservation also stretches into Utah and seven coronavirus cases are reported in one county there. The Navajo Police Department began issuing citations and fines to individuals who violated daily curfew hours or the stay-at-home order.