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Navajo Nation Reports Two Cases Of COVID-19

The Navajo Department of Health says two members of the Navajo Nation have tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Health officials say both patients are from the Kayenta area.

One of the patients had a recent travel history and reported their symptoms to the Kayenta Health Center and was taken to a hospital off the Nation for testing.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said health and emergency officials are taking the proper precautions to screen and isolate the person’s family members.

According to a written news release from the Navajo Nation, officials are in the process of determining the extent of the relation of the two cases.

The Navajo Nation was in the process of deploying a mobile Incident Command Post to the impacted region Tuesday, and the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Preparedness Team continues to monitor and take proactive measures to prevent the continued spread of the virus.

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