Navajo Nation says it has 34 communities with 'uncontrolled spread' of Covid-19

The Navajo Nation, which spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, het 34 communities withuncontrolled spread” van Covid-19, its president’s office said in a statement.

Navajo leaders say the spread islargely due to travel off the Navajo Nation and family gatherings,” according to the release.
A 56-hour curfew will start Friday at 9 nm. to counter that, lui die verklaring.
We are dealing with an invisible monster and the only way we are going to beat this virus is by doing it together and listening to our public health experts,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in the statement.
    The Navajo Nation was a prominent hot spot for Covid-19 in the United States earlier this year. In Mei, it surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita infection rate.
    Nez cited multi-generation living situations, a lack of running water, and fewer places to purchase food as causes for increased spread of the disease in May.
      Residents in the impacted communities areadvised to stay on the Navajo Nation and refrain from off-Reservation travel,” a public health order from the Navajo Department of Health said. “Individuals are also advised not to gather with anyone outside your immediate household and stay within your local communities.
      Daar was 12,720 confirmed cases in the Navajo Nation, its department of health website says, en 595 sterftes. It has a population of 173,667, according to Census data.

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