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Surge in Navajo cases and deaths from coronavirus, 16 deaths in 24 hours

Navajo President's Office relief efforts. Photo Navajo President's Office

Navajo Nation: 147 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 more deaths reported, President Nez meets with health care workers and federal officials

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
May 13, 2020

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation reported a dramatic increase in cases and deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, with 16 more deaths, and 147 new cases in 24 hours. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 3,392. There have been 119 deaths.

Navajo President Jonathan Nez said there will be a 57-hour weekend lockdown that will have slightly stricter measures than previous curfews. The order is being finalized and will be issued on Thursday.

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