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More Cases Of Coronavirus Reported On Navajo Nation

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As of early Friday morning, there were 14 positive cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus on the Navajo Nation.

The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area HIS say the majority of the 14 cases involve individuals who initially reported their symptoms to the Kayenta IHS Service Unit. Others were treated at Chinle Health Care Facility, and Northern Navajo Medical Center.

Navajo health and emergency officials are taking every precaution to screen and isolate their family members of people who tested positive. Meanwhile, Navajo Health Command Operations Center officials are in the process of securing care packages that will be available in the community of Chilchinbeto for those in need – elderly and high-risk residents will be the first priority.

Enhanced travel restrictions are also in place on the Navajo Nation urging all citizens not to travel unless travel is necessary to obtain essential items such as groceries, medication, emergencies, medical appointments, and livestock care.

A news release issued by the Navajo Nation said all tribal members are asked to stay home for a period of at least 15-days to slow the spread of the virus.

As of early Friday, there were 46 cases of presumptive Coronavirus across Arizona according to the Associated Press.

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