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Navajo Nation reports 1 new COVID-19 case, no additional deaths

Navajo Nation reports 1 new COVID-19 case, no additional deaths

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: September 08, 2020 07:16 AM
Created: September 08, 2020 07:11 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported just one new case of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Monday. 

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 9,901 with 523 deaths. Reports show that approximately 7,154 people have recovered from COVID-19.


"Only one reported case of COVID-19 is great news, but we have to be smart and not let up against this virus," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. "This is the result of the great work of our health care experts combined with the tremendous efforts of our Navajo people. We are hopeful that we will not see another spike after the Labor Day weekend, but we won't know for several days."

On Monday, New Mexico reported 46 new COVID-19 cases, Utah reported 373 cases, and Arizona reported 198 cases. 

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit: 

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,340
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 815
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 938
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,579
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,313
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,503
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 941
  • Winslow Service Unit: 466
  • 6 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit  

The daily curfew remains in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The 32-hour partial weekend lockdowns will continue through at least the end of September. 

The reopening plan for the Nation can be found here.

For more information including reports, helpful prevention tips, and more resources, please visit the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call (928) 871-7014.

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