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Navajo Nation reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths, 105 new cases

(Carolyn Kaster | AP file photo) A sign for Navajo Drive is seen against a cloud-darkened Sentinel Mesa in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah on the Navajo Reservation on April 30, 2020.

Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Department of Health has reported 105 new cases of the coronavirus on the Navajo Nation and 10 more known deaths.

That pushes the numbers to 5,250 positive COVID-19 cases and 241 known deaths as of Saturday night.

Updated numbers were expected by Sunday evening.

Tribal officials also said preliminary reports from eight health care facilities indicate about 1,814 people have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports still pending.

The vast Navajo Nation reservation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms 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.


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