- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2020

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation has reported 122 new coronavirus cases and 10 more deaths.

The latest figures released Sunday by the Navajo Department of Health bring the total number of cases on the reservation that extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to 22,277. The death toll from the pandemic now stands at 777.

According to the tribe, 11,402 people have recovered from COVID-19.

The Navajo Nation renewed a mandated lockdown Monday requiring all residents to stay home except for emergencies, shopping for essentials like food and medicine or traveling to an essential job. The lockdown is slated to last until Jan. 11.

The tribe also issued full weekend lockdowns for the weekend after New Year’s Day and the weekend starting Jan. 8. Essential businesses like grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants can only operate Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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