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Navajo Nation reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

This April 23, 2020 photo shows an empty Interstate 163 in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County, Utah, on the Navajo reservation. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Navajo Monument Vally Tribal Park is closed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Department of Health has reported 54 new cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation and four more known deaths. That pushes the numbers to 5,533 positive COVID-19 cases and 252 known deaths as of Tuesday night. Tribal officials also say preliminary reports from nine health care facilities indicate about 1,960 people have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports still pending. The vast Navajo Nation reservation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.