Navajo Nation reports 41 new virus cases, another death

The Associated Press

There have been 3,245 confirmed cases as of Tuesday night, with 103 known deaths, tribal officials say

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's health department is reporting 41 new cases of coronavirus and one more death on the vast reservation. 

Tribal officials said there have been 3,245 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday night with 103 known deaths.

Most of the positive cases are in New Mexico's McKinley County (867) and Arizona's Apache County (846).

Tribal health officials said many of the people who tested positive for coronavirus have recovered or are in the process of recovering.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Other symptoms include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. The vast majority of people recover.

The Navajo Nation has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, with the tribe implementing curfews to try to stop the spread of the disease among residents of its far-flung communities. 

The reservation extends into parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

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1st Larry
1st Larry

Oops, pushed the wrong key. Old folk aren't as good as our g/children. The only way to know if you have it, is to be tested. My wife and l were tested as positive but had no symptoms. The symptoms are like the flu or and upper respiratory infection. So far, over the counter meds is all there is. can range from no symptoms to pneumonia. Only defense against is sanitizing your house and hands. Then keeping your mouth and nose covered when outside your home. Limiting activities outside the home as much as possible. This is the problem here on Oklahoma City, people aren't doing these simple things. When l go out to get things, most businesses here, have sprays and paper towels at the door, l use those going in and out of a place of business, the when l get in the car, l clean my hands and wipe the steering, door and anything l could touch. Covering your nose and mouth is the big thing. TOO MUCH TROUBLE? You don't want to get covid19 or bring into your home. This virus is spread easier than the flu. When asked why l wear the mask, l tell them it not for you,its for me. l don't what the other people have. They spread droplets of fluid anytime they're sneezing, coughing or spitting. Like l said, this virus spreads easier than the flu and can be deadly. I know this is long but if this keeps one person from getting it, that's good. MY wife and l have been apart, except for a couple of days, for almost 2months in the 52 years we've known each other, married for 51. Didn't mean to take this long . Thanks,Larry