Navajo Nation: No new COVID-19 deaths for 6th day in a row
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Navajo Mountain Health Clinic Manager Revina Talker tends to a 74-year-old Diné patient as medical assistant Toni Black gets an iv flowing, Aug., 25, 2020. “I think we’re going to have to get ready for the next round,” said Talker of her staff’s autumn response to the coronavirus and the impending flu season. On Sept. 9, the Navajo Nation reported no new coronavirus cases, a first since March 13.
Window Rock, Ariz.
• Navajo Nation health officials
are reporting 76 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths for a sixth consecutive day.
The latest figures released Sunday night bring the total number of cases to 11,298
with the known death toll remaining at 574.
Tribal health officials said 121,506 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 7,489 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.