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Posted: August 24, 2020


The Navajo Nation

Office of the President and Vice President

August 23, 2020

12 new cases, 7,061 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the 32-hour weekend lockdown continues

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 12 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 493 as reported on Saturday. Reports indicate that 7,061 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 91,888 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,547.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,303
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 797
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 749
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,538
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,297
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,486
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 929
  • Winslow Service Unit: 454

* Four residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

The Navajo Nation’s current 32-hour weekend lockdown continues ‪until Monday, Aug. 24, at 5:00 a.m.

“The Navajo Nation remains on a steady decline thanks to the Navajo people practicing safety and preventative measures. We have to stick with it until there is a vaccine available. Continue to pray the families that have lost loved ones and those who are recovering. Stay strong and don’t give up,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“For those individuals that are blessed to avoid COVID-19. It’s time now to be proactive by eating healthy foods and exercising to build your immune system. We will soon have to keep fighting when the flu season begins. Please safe and keep praying,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

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: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call ‪‪‪(928) 871-7014.

12 new cases, 7,061 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as the 32-hour weekend lockdown…

Posted by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Sunday, August 23, 2020

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