"Our health care experts urge everyone to continue to stay home and isolate as much as possible, wear masks in public, avoid large crowds, wash hands and practice social distancing," Nez briefed in a communiqué.
According to tribal health officials, most patients show mild symptoms, such as fever and moderate cough, but the elderly presents a more severe clinical case.
The Navajo Nation leaders prolonged the state of emergency and community closure until August 16, considering Arizona, Nuevo México, Utah, and Colorado's contagion toll.
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