The 57-hour curfew has been implemented on the reservation every weekend since April 10. However, Arizona’s statewide curfew, enacted Sunday in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd, remains in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily until Monday. The vast Navajo reservation has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19. To date, Navajo health officials report 5,533 positive cases of COVID-19 and 252 confirmed deaths. As of Wednesday, June 3, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported 22,223 cases of COVID-19 and 981 deaths in the state. It said 345,044 tests have been completed as of June 3 in public and private labs in Arizona, and 5.8% of tests have come back positive for the virus. Less than 5% of Arizonans have been tested to date. For more stories from Cronkite News, visit cronkitenews.azpbs.org.
The total number of positive #COVID19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 5,661. More than 2,000 people have recovered from the #Coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States. #Arizona #NewMexico #Utah @NNPrezNez @NNVP_Lizer https://t.co/Rc9dbGRM70— indianz.com (@indianz) June 4, 2020
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