WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting two new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths
Tribal health officials released the latest figures Sunday night. They push the total number of cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago to 30,841 on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah and serves the largest tribal nation.
The known death toll on the reservation is now is 1,324, Navajo Nation health officials said.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez over the weekend urged residents to keep wearing masks, reminding them of the large spike in COVID-19 infections following Memorial Day last year.
He reiterated those comments in a statement Sunday night ahead of remembrance for veterans.
“Stay safe and keep taking precautions during this holiday weekend as we honor and remember our fallen warriors on Memorial Day," Nez said.
He added: "We are overcoming the pandemic, but we have to do everything we can to keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the variation.”