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Navajo Deaths Increase from COVID, with Variants Spreading


Dine' pick up supplies at a food bank on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, on May 20, 2020, three months after COVID began to spread rapidly. Credit: Getty Images

Navajo Deaths Increase from COVID, with Variants Spreading

Brenda Norrell
Censored News
July 23, 2022

Navajo deaths from COVID-19 increased on Wednesday. Three Dine' died from COVID. The variant omicron and the subvariant BA.2 are present. There is uncontrolled spread in 60 Navajo communities, the Navajo Department of Health reports today.

The Indian Health Service reports a rapid increase of COVID cases in Navajo, Phoenix, California, Billings, and Tucson service areas.

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