WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation reports five new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths.
Tribal health officials say the numbers released Monday night bring the total number of cases to 30,467 on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
The number of known deaths remains at 1,273.
The Navajo Department of Health on Monday loosened some virus-driven restrictions and transition to “yellow status.”
Restaurants will be allowed to have indoor dining at 25% capacity and outdoor dining at 50% capacity.
Parks will be permitted to open at 25% capacity but only for residents and employees.
Navajo casinos will be able to open at 50% capacity, but only for residents and staff members as well.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said more than half of the reservation’s adult population has been vaccinated. But people still need to stay home as much as possible, wear masks and avoid large gatherings.