/ Modified feb 28, 2021 1:17 p.m.

Navajo Nation Covid-19 cases continue to decline

Navajo Nation reports 7 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more deaths

Nez vaccine patients During a Facebook Live video Feb. 20, 2021, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez greeted patients who had just received a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Tsaile Indian Health Center.
Screenshot from the "Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer´╗┐" Facebook page.

The Navajo Nation is continuing on a downward trend in the number of daily coronavirus cases.

Tribal health officials on Saturday evening reported seven new cases of COVID-19, down significantly from around the holidays. The latest numbers bring the total to 29,719 cases since the pandemic began.

Three additional deaths also were reported Saturday, bringing the total to 1,168. The Navajo Nation reported 23 new cases and four deaths Friday.

A daily curfew from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. and a mask mandate remain in effect for residents of the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to prevent the spread of the virus.

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