Navajo Nation health officials reported no new deaths and no new cases of COVID-19 on the reservation Monday, for the first time in six months. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says “Once again, the Navajo Nation is exemplifying what can be accomplished when we listen to the public health experts and work together. Our hard work is paying off and our prayers are being answered. While today’s numbers are to be commended, the fight against COVID-19 continues on. Variants continue to be of great concern across the country.” He adds, “throughout this pandemic, we’ve said that the safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Our numbers of new infections have been very low on the Navajo Nation for a few weeks now, but that does not mean that it’s okay to let up your guard.” Over the last year, the total number of positive COVID tests are just over 30-thousand, with 1,233 deaths related to the coronavirus.