Navajo Nation reports 17 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A mural by street artist jetsonorama, dated June 7, 2020 to Aug. 9, 2020, on the Navajo Nation west of Kayenta, Arizona, Aug., 25, 2020.

Window Rock, Ariz. • Navajo Nation health officials reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday with one additional death.

That brings the total number of cases to 10,501 including 30 additional cases that were previously unreported due to delayed reporting or reconciliation.

The death toll stands at 560 since the pandemic began.

Tribal health officials said 109,722 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for the coronavirus and 7,284 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.

But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.