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Nez: Navajo Nation Reached Its Peak Of COVID-19 Hospital Stays A Month Early

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced Tuesday the “Nation” has already reached its peak of COVID-19 hospital stays, and did so a month early. Nez said the projection for this peak was in mid-May. He says “we reached our peak of emergency room visits in full capacity of our health care facilities on the Navajo Nation around April 24th, 25th.” Nez adds: “the things you are doing, Navajo Nation public, worked.” The things Nez mentioned include: Staying at home, listening to health care professionals and following CDC guidelines. Nearly 16-hundred people have now recovered from COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation coming off the Memorial Day weekend. According to the latest report, about 1,585 have recovered from the virus, with 158 deaths total and 48 new cases of the coronavirus on the reservation as of Tuesday.