WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials on Friday reported 66 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths.

The most recent numbers on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah bring the total number of cases to 29,167 an deaths to 1,103 since the pandemic began.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez issued a statement reminding people that a mask mandate is in place on the reservation and he encouraged the wearing of two masks after a U.S. government study this week found that wearing two masks can be better than one in protecting against coronavirus spread.

The tribe has a nightly curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to limit the spread of the virus.

Tribal officials said more than 15,700 people have recovered from COVID-19 on the reservation and more than 230,000 tests have been administered.

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