Navajo Residents Urged To Stay The Course, Keep Curve Flat

Jun 11, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 125 new coronavirus cases and five new related deaths on the reservation.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez
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The death toll is approaching 300 and reservation-wide cases totaled 6,275 as of Wednesday. Tribal officials said preliminary reports from 11 health care facilities indicate nearly 3,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports pending. Navajo officials are cautioning tribal members about letting up their guard too soon while the pandemic remains a serious threat throughout U.S. In Arizona, health care officials are reporting spikes in new cases and hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst.