Lockdown order issued on Navajo Nation as coronavirus cases rise | Salt Lake Tribune

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Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the Navajo Nation rose to 49 on Tuesday, according to the Office of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, with most cases concentrated in three northern Arizona counties.

The tribal nation’s first case was confirmed in Chilchinbeto, Ariz., last week and positive tests for the virus have grown each day since. The Navajo Times is reporting two deaths in northern Arizona could have been linked to coronavirus infection after it spread at a church rally earlier in March. No cases had been confirmed in Utah’s San Juan County as of Wednesday, and several early tests came back negative.

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