Navajo Nation reports 202 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths

January 15, 2021 GMT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials on Thursday reported 202 new COVID-19 cases and 13 more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.

The latest figures increased the pandemic’s totals for the tribe to 25,952 cases and 892 known deaths.

The tribe says nearly 220,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 and more than 13,000 have recovered.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

The Navajo Nation’s vast reservation includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.