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Posted: September 16, 2020

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The Navajo Nation

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2020

9 new cases, 7,189 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 9 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 537 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 7,189 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and 100,301 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 9,992, which includes one positive case that was previously unreported.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

· Chinle Service Unit: 2,354
· Crownpoint Service Unit: 819
· Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 954
· Gallup Service Unit: 1,596
· Kayenta Service Unit: 1,319
· Shiprock Service Unit: 1,513
· Tuba City Service Unit: 952
· Winslow Service Unit: 479

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

The Navajo Nation will have a 32-hour partial weekend lockdown ‪beginning on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9:00 p.m.‬ and last ‪until Monday, Sept. 21 at 5:00 a.m. (MDT)‬ to help control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation. On Monday, the state of Utah reported 562 new cases of COVID-19, the state of Arizona reported 484 new cases, and New Mexico reported 82.

“Today marks 33 consecutive days with less than 30 new cases of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation. Our Navajo people are doing a good job, but we have to remain diligent and keep fighting this pandemic together. There is still substantial risk due to the high numbers in towns and cities located near the Navajo Nation. Contact tracers have also attributed some recent spikes in new cases to family gatherings, so please do not have large gatherings due to the risks of COVID-19. Please continue to wear your masks, wash your hands, practice social distancing, avoid large crowds, and stay home as much as possible,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

On Tuesday, Nez-Lizer Administration distributed care packages to 538 families at Rock Point Chapter, Round Rock Chapter, and Lukachukai Chapter. U.S. Census representatives were also on-site to help answer questions, provide information, and help residents self-respond for the 2020 Census.

“This has been a collective effort to lower the number of COVID-19 cases here on the Navajo Nation. Each and every day, we have to remain focused and continue listening to the advice of our health care experts. We’re in this together, and we will beat this virus together over time. Please continue to pray for our Nation and frontline workers,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

The Nez-Lizer Administration also continues to encourage everyone to get counted for the 2020 Census. You can self-respond by mail, by telephone by calling ‪(844) 330-2020‬, or online at https://2020census.gov‪.

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.

9 new cases, 7,189 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo…

Posted by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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