Navajo Nation reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death | KOB 4

Navajo Nation reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Navajo Nation reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: June 22, 2020 07:40 AM
Created: June 22, 2020 07:25 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death Sunday.

This is the second time in the last week that officials have announced less than 30 new cases. 


More than 49,000 Navajo Nation residents have now been tested for COVID-19. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 6,990 with 335 deaths. 

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urges residents to stay home as much as possible, especially as Arizona continues to see a spike in cases. 

"The Navajo Nation health care facilities continue to test our citizens at a greater rate per capita than any state in the country. Over 20% of our residents have been tested," Nez said. "The Nation also has a contact tracing team to address the increased number of cases and to begin identifying the places and people the patient was in contact with to deter more cases. We encourage our Navajo citizens to keep their guard up, stay home, wear your mask, wash their hands, and practice social distancing." 

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit: 

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,817
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 635
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 421
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,190
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,008
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,132
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 574
  • Winslow Service Unit: 205
  • 8 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit  

Preliminary reports show that approximately 3,603 people have recovered from COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.

An executive order extended the closure of Navajo Nation government offices and entities to July 5. The daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. is still in effect.    

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.

Copyright 2020 - KOB-TV LLC, A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook



4th of July fireworks dazzle over Albuquerque

Grants Mayor leads 4th of July parade despite governor's plea to cancel

Fireworks safety tips for celebrating the 4th of July

BLM Demonstrators gather at Roosevelt Park to protest police brutality

New Mexico reports 2 new deaths, 291 additional COVID-19 cases