WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – The Navajo Nation reported an extra 25 instances of COVID-19 on Saturday, as authorities mentioned some tribal members are waiving mandatory precautions to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus.
“Lots of the new instances that we’re seeing within the Navajo Nation are resulting from household and social gatherings the place individuals let their guard down and don’t put on masks,” Tribal President Jonathan Nez mentioned in an announcement.
Nez famous that the extremely contagious delta variant of the virus is spreading quickly in lots of states and mentioned that folks visiting different properties ought to put on masks and encourage others to take action.
The three further deaths reported on Saturday introduced the dying toll from the pandemic to 1,377.
The intensive Navajo Nation reservation contains elements of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.