Navajo Nation finds 40 new COVID cases, no new deaths

A sign for Navajo Drive is seen against a cloud-darkened Sentinel Mesa in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation on April 30. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Associated Press

A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 40 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no deaths. 

The figures released Wednesday night bring the total number of cases to 10,780 with the known death toll remaining at 571.

Tribal health officials said 113,985 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,358 have recovered.

A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation.

Most people experience mild or moderate symptoms with the coronavirus, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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