Navajo Nation reports 7 COVID cases, no deaths for a 2nd day

July 6, 2021 GMT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported seven new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day.

Tribal health officials said the total number of coronavirus-related cases on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah is 31,035 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

The total number of known deaths remained at 1,357.

“We’ve had consistent low numbers of COVID-19 infections and lower numbers of deaths over the last few months, but we are not out of the pandemic yet,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement Tuesday. “We remain cautiously optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, but we have to continue to keep our guard up and to get more of our people fully vaccinated.”