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Navajo Nation reports 65 additional cases of COVID-19, 6 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 65 additional cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths.

The latest numbers released Saturday put the strain’s total number of cases at 38,479 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll is now 1,513.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urged residents of the sprawling reservation to exercise caution when traveling to neighboring cities and states where security measures are not always strict.

The tribe has maintained a mask mandate throughout most of the pandemic.

Nez has also urged residents to use weekend vaccinations, including those at Pinehill and Shiprock in the New Mexico portion of the reservation and in Chinle, Arizona.

Other options are available at health care facilities in the reservation that spans 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) and extends into southern Utah as well.