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Navajo Nation Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases, But No Deaths

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but no deaths for the third time in six days. 

The latest numbers increase the total number of people infected to 9,969 with the known death toll remaining at 530 as of Saturday night. Tribal health officials reported one new coronavirus case Monday and no additional deaths for the first time since March. They also reported no deaths on Wednesday. They said 99,153 people have been tested for COVID-19 so far and 7,177 have recovered. Much of the Navajo Nation has been closed since March as the coronavirus swept through the vast reservation that extends into New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.