Navajo Nation Reports No COVID-19 Deaths For 5th Day In A Row
The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day.
The latest numbers brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,338 cases and 1,262 known deaths.
Tribal officials had ordered a lockdown last weekend over fears that a new variant could drive another deadly surge.
The Stay-At-Home order required all Navajo Nation residents to refrain from unnecessary travel to help limit the spread of the virus, including a new and more contagious strain.
So far, nearly 16,500 people on the Navajo Nation have recovered from COVID-19.
Tribal President Jonathan Nez recently announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 B.1.429 variant on the reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
The variant was first identified in the state of California and has since been detected across the southwest U.S.