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Posted: August 25, 2020

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The Navajo Nation

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2020

10 new cases, 7,063 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 10 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 494 as of Monday. Reports indicate that 7,063 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 92,358 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,5467. [Note: Figure in press release appears incorrect. Waiting on Navajo Nation OPVP for clarification.]

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,303
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 797
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 753
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,540
  • 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 will have another 32-hour weekend lockdown beginning Friday, Aug. 28, at 9:00 p.m. until Monday, Aug. 3 at 5:00 a.m.

“Keep fighting and don’t let down. There is still a lot that is not known about COVID-19 so we have to keep up our guard. To the men and women on the frontlines, we thank you for your dedication to save lives and treat so many of our people. Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, staying home, and avoiding large crowds,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Today, the state of New Mexico reported 76 new cases of COVID-19, Utah reported 249, and the state of Arizona reported 311 new cases.

“Stay home, stay safe, and save lives. As nearby states experience high numbers, we have to remain mindful that this fight against COVID-19 is not over. Remain diligent and continue to pray for our brothers and sisters that are fighting this virus at this very moment,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call ‪‪(928) 871-7014‪.

10 new cases, 7,063 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Navajo…

Posted by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Monday, August 24, 2020

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