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Numbers Continue To Rise On The Navajo Nation From COVID-19

The numbers continue to rise on the Navajo Nation from COVID-19. Health officials say there are 813 positive cases of coronavirus with 28 deaths as of Monday. There are 251 cases in Navajo County, 159 in Coconino County and 100 in Apache County. There are now over 200 cases on the reservation in New Mexico. There are 3,028 negative tests that have been conducted. There is no information on how many have recovered from COVID-19. After a weekend curfew, the overnight curfew on the Navajo Nation from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. President Jonathan Nez says they saw “good results” from the 57-hour weekend curfew and are “considering a similar curfew once again to help decrease the spread.” Health officials say the tribe has started to receive rapid COVID-19 tests to diminish the return time of tests, which takes an average of four days to process currently.