An officer with the Navajo Nation Police talks to a driver at a roadblock in Tuba City, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation on April 22, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption
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The coronavirus spread rapidly throughout crowded cities in the country. But one rural area has more COVID-19 cases per capita than nearly any other place in the United States: the Navajo Nation.
The Navajo reservation is almost as big as the state of South Carolina. And on much of it, there aren’t paved roads or running water.
Speaking with Morning Edition host Rachel Martin on Wednesday, the president of the Navajo Nation, Jonathan Nez, said that out of the more than 20,250 Navajo people tested for the