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Mobile coronavirus testing dispatched to hard-hit Navajo Nation


April 15, 2020

(Courtesy of Utah Navajo Health System and Utah Department of Health) Mobile coronavirus testing centers are being deployed this week on the Navajo Nation in southern San Juan County by the Utah Navajo Health System and the Utah Department of Health's Utah Public Health Laboratory.

If the Navajo Nation were a U.S. state, it would rank No. 3 for per-capita COVID-19 infections, behind only New York and New Jersey.

As of Monday, the country's largest Native American reservation - which overlaps with Utah, Arizona and New Mexico and has 174,000 residents - had 813 confirmed cases of the virus and 28 total deaths, a per-capita infection rate of 468 per 100,000 people. New York's infection rate, by comparison, was 994 per 100,000 on Monday.


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