PHOENIX - Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on August 9, raising the total number of people infected to 9,308 and the known death toll to 472.
In a statement, officials with the Native American nation say 85,206 COVID-19 tests have been administered so far, and of those who have contracted the virus, 6,859 people have recovered.
“15 new cases reported today is a good indication that the majority of the Navajo Nation’s residents are complying with the public health emergency orders and that they are listening to the advice of our health care experts," read a portion of a statement released on the night of August 9. "We have a work group that has been developing a plan to gradually reopen the Navajo Nation is a way that provides for safety measures, accountability measures, and prioritizes the health and safety of all employees and residents."
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