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Navajo Nation reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

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The Navajo Nation has reported 100 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths.

The latest numbers released Saturday bring the tribe’s total number of cases to 40,019 and known deaths to 1,551 since the pandemic began.

Based on cases from Nov. 12-25, the Navajo Department of Health on Monday issued an advisory for 65 communities due to the uncontrolled spread of the virus.

Tribal President Jonathan Nex says 11 states have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant, including several near and around the Navajo Nation.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!