Navajo Nation reports 85 more COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths
On Sunday, the Navajo Nation reported 85 additional COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. Sunday marked the 15th time in the last 38 days that the tribe has recorded any coronavirus-related deaths.The latest numbers push the tribe’s total to 37,345 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll is 1,498 people.
The tribe reported no COVID-related deaths 23 times in a 35-day period before reporting five deaths on Thursday and one death on Friday, along with 88 new cases.
Based on cases from Oct. 15-28, the Navajo Department of Health issued an advisory for 58 communities due to the uncontrolled spread of the virus.