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Navajo Nation reports 55 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

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FILE - This Oct. 25, 2018 file photo shows Monument Valley, Utah. In the U.S. Southwest, the leader of the Navajo Nation restricted travel for employees who answer to him and wrote letters to federal officials saying anyone pulled away from duty at federal health care facilities on the vast reservation wouldn't be welcome back for 45 days. Tribes across the country have closed casinos to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In the U.S. Southwest, the leader of the Navajo Nation restricted travel for employees who answer to him and wrote letters to federal officials saying anyone pulled away from duty at federal health care facilities on the vast reservation wouldn't be welcome back for 45 days. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Navajo Department of Health has reported 55 additional positive cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation with one more known death.

That pushes the total of positive COVID-19 cases on the reservation to 7,469 as of Sunday night with the death toll now at 363.

Preliminary reports from 12 health care facilities indicate about 5,082 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Tribal health officials say 53,913 people have been tested for the coronavirus so far.

The Navajo Nation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.