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Navajo Nation Reports 27 New Known COVID-19 Cases, 2 More Deaths

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Ryan Heinsius
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KNAU

Navajo Nation officials reported 27 new known COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Wednesday.

The tribe’s stay-at-home order and daily curfew remain in effect, and President Jonathan Nez continues to urge residents not to travel off the reservation, avoid large in-person gatherings and practice other safety measures.

"We are not out of the woods yet, so all of us have a responsibility to continue taking all precautions to prevent new cases of the virus. Remember that there are still COVID-19 variants out there and that creates additional risks, especially if you travel or go into crowded areas," said President Nez in a press release.

Health officials are administering vaccinations at facilities across the reservation. In all, there have been nearly 30,000 COVID infections on the Navajo Nation and more than 1,100 deaths since the pandemic began.

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