WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 72 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths.
The latest figures released Tuesday night bring the total number of known cases to 11,947 with 586 known deaths.
Tribal health officials say 127,179 people have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,605 have recovered. A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation.
Most people experience mild or moderate symptoms with the coronavirus, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.