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Navajo Nation Reports 6 New Deaths Related To COVID-19, 11 New Cases Over The Weekend


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has reported 11 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths this weekend.

Tribal health officials issued a breakdown of the latest virus stats Sunday, which saw only two new cases but no deaths.

There were nine new cases and six deaths on Saturday. This brings the number of deaths on the Navajo Nation to 1,340.There have been 30,914 virus cases as of Friday.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says residents must remain vigilant and not act like the pandemic is already over. More than half of residents on the reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah eligible to get vaccinated are fully vaccinated.