Navajo Nation report 17 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths, 7,230 recoveries

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Navajo Nation report 17 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths, 7,230 recoveries (FILE Photo: SBG)

Navajo Nation health officials report 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with four additional deaths.

The Navajo Department of Health reported there have been 548 known deaths since the pandemic began and 10,107 confirmed cases on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Reports indicate that 7,230 individuals have recovered from the virus and 101,899 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 10,107.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,364
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 830
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 977
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,621
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,329
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,545
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 954
  • Winslow Service Unit: 481
  • Six residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

The Navajo Nation’s 32-hour partial weekend lockdown began on Saturday at 9 p.m. and will last until Monday at 5 a.m. (MDT) to help control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

On Saturday, the state of Utah reported 1,077 new cases of COVID-19, the state of Arizona reported 610 new cases, and New Mexico reported 164.

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the Navajo Department of Health's COVID-19 website.