/ Modified apr 15, 2021 9:49 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports no COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in row

Tribal officials had ordered a lockdown last weekend over fears that a new variant could drive another deadly surge

Nez vaccine patients During a Facebook Live video Feb. 20, 2021, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez greeted patients who had just received a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Tsaile Indian Health Center.
Screenshot from the "Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer" Facebook page.

The Navajo Nation reports 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fourth consecutive day.

The latest numbers released Wednesday brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,279 cases and 1,262 known deaths.

Tribal officials had ordered a lockdown last weekend over fears that a new variant could drive another deadly surge. The Stay-At-Home order required all Navajo Nation residents to refrain from unnecessary travel to help limit the spread of the virus, including a new and more contagious strain.

So far, nearly 16,500 people on the Navajo Nation have recovered from COVID-19.

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