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14 Navajo Nation Members Test Positive for COVID-19, Emergency Order Declared

 

March 20, 2020

A member of the Navajo Nation has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Peter Zamorowski/shutterstock.com

Update 2, March 19: As of Thursday evening, the number of novel coronavirus cases among Navajo Nation members has now reached 14.

Most of the cases involve people who initially reported symptoms at the Kayenta Indian Health Service Unit, according to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer. Other infected individuals received treatment at Chinle Health Care Facility or Northern Navajo Medical Center.

Health officials are screening and isolating family members of the individuals as needed.

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/member-of-the-navajo-nation-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-11458200

 

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