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Coronavirus Batters the Navajo Nation, and It's About to Get Worse


April 21, 2020

Many people of the Navajo Nation, a 17 million-acre expanse stretching across Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, have serious underlying health conditions, and COVID-19 is only making things worse.

A month after the Navajo Nation, which stretches across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, saw its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, the tribe has reached a grim milestone. At least 1,197 Navajo residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, while 44 have died, NBC News reports.

The Navajo Nation has a per capita infection rate 10 times higher than that of neighboring Arizona and the third-highest infection rate in the country behind those of New York and New Jersey.


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