Navajo Nation reports 9 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

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The entrance to the Teesto Chapter in Teesto, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation is seen on Feb. 11, 2021. Teesto workers, health representatives, volunteers and neighbors keep close tabs on another to ensure the most vulnerable citizens get the help they need. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day.

Tribal health officials said the latest figures pushed the total number of cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago to 30,642 on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

The known death toll remains at 1,285.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said more than half of the reservation’s adult population has been vaccinated, but people still need to stay home as much as possible, wear masks and avoid large gatherings.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.