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Navajo Nation Reports 235 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Deaths

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 235 new COVID-19 cases plus three more virus-related deaths. In all, the tribe has reported 20,810 coronavirus cases resulting in 745 deaths since the pandemic hit the vast reservation in March. The new statistics released Saturday night came as the reservation entered the latest in a string of weekend-long lockdowns designed to limit activity that can spread the virus.  Health officials said almost 190,000 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested and nearly 11,000 have recovered from COVID-199.  The Navajo Nation remains in a three-week lockdown that requires all residents to remain home at all times with the exception of essential workers.