Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

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The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one additional death.

Tribal health officials said the latest figures pushed the total number of cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago to 30,785 on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

The known death toll remained at 1,302.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez reiterated for people to continue getting vaccinated, wearing face masks, and social distancing.

“We need more of our people to get vaccinated to get us closer to our goal of community immunity,” Nez said in a statement. “Together, we are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time, but we have to remain cautious and be mindful that there are variants in our communities that continue to pose risks for us all.”

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.