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The Associated Press

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has reported 15 additional cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths.

The latest numbers released Saturday night pushed the tribe’s pandemic totals to 29,945 confirmed cases and 1,218 known deaths

The Navajo Nation is planning a soft reopening Monday with 25% capacity for some businesses under certain restrictions.

Still, mask mandates and daily curfews remain.

“Health care experts continue to caution everyone about traveling,” tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a statement. “We know that our numbers of daily new cases are low, but we all know how quickly another surge can happen.

“It’s important for the health and well-being of everyone to continue taking all safety measures such as wearing a mask, or even two masks, in public.” Nez added. “We have to keep our guard up at all times and not let down. Vaccines continue to be administered across the Navajo Nation and we encourage everyone to consider getting vaccinated to help in this fight against COVID-19.

“Continue staying home as much as possible, wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings and crowds, and wash your hands often,” Nez said.