What’s Happening to the Navajo Nation

At least 100 people have died

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez picks up a case of bottled water to deliver to a resident on May 7 at the Bodaway/Gap Chapter in Arizona. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Navajo Nation is home to around 170,000 people and, if it was its own state, it would have more coronavirus cases per capita than any state in America. So far, at least 100 people have died and over 3,100 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the territory, which covers portions of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.




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Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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