/ Modified apr 16, 2021 3:47 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports almost half of its adult residents fully vaccinated

The nation says 91,278 people are fully vaccinated and Thursday was it's fifth day with no new deaths.

navajo billboard COVID Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the "Stay home, stay safe" message from the tribal government guarantees that businesses in the nation have the "the safest environment" compared to those outside its tribal lands during the pandemic.
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The Navajo Nation has now fully vaccinated 91,278 people — almost half of its adult residents.

During a virtual town hall Wednesday Wednesday Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said 43% of the adult population within the nation had been fully vaccinated.

The tribe reported Thursday there were 20 additional cases, but no new deaths—making it the fifth day without a reported death due to the disease, keeping the total at 1,262 deaths.

"The days prior we saw an uptick [in cases] we still got to continue to follow these protocols that are in place here on the Navajo Nation," Nez said.

As of Friday, 30,355 cases have been recorded by the Navajo Department of Health. Tuesday it found the second case of the California variant of COVID-19, also known as B.1.429.

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