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Navajo, Hopi Nations Record Additional Known COVID-19 Cases


The Navajo Nation reports 20 more cases of the coronavirus on the reservation.

Navajo tribal officials announced Wednesday that the number of cases on the reservation has risen to 69, up from 49, including 43 in Navajo County in rural northeastern Arizona.

The tribe reported 14 other cases elsewhere in northeastern Arizona and 12 in northwestern New Mexico.

Navajo heatlh officials did not report any cases in the portion of the reservation in southeastern Utah.

Meanwhile, the Hopi tribe has reported its first known case of COVID-19.

According to the Hopi Healthcare Center the patient was discharged home for self-quarantine and isn’t a resident of Hopi.   Tribal health care officials are notifying anyone who had contact with the individual of the possible exposure and will recommend actions.

Health officials in La Paz County in western Arizona on Wednesday said the two people with the coronavirus were recovering at home.  There had not been any reported known cases of COVID-19 in La Paz County until earlier this week.

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