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Navajo Nation: No new COVID-19 deaths for 5th day in row

Oct 26, 2020, 5:48 AM
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FILE -- An officer with the Navajo Nation Police talks to a driver at a roadblock in Tuba City, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation on April 22, 2020. The roadblock was to inform residents of evening and weekend curfews, hand washing, and wearing a face mask to help control the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials report 64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day.

The latest figures released Saturday night bring the total number of cases to 11,217 with the known death toll remaining at 574. Tribal health officials said 121,274 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,466 have recovered. A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation.

Most people experience mild or moderate symptoms with the coronavirus, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

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Navajo Nation: No new COVID-19 deaths for 5th day in row