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Navajo Nation reports no new COVID-19 cases for the first time since pandemic began

Navajo Nation reports no new COVID-19 cases for the first time since pandemic began

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: September 09, 2020 08:56 AM
Created: September 09, 2020 07:24 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday – the Navajo Nation's first day without new cases since the pandemic hit in March. 

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 9,903 with 7,157 recoveries. Four new deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the total number of known COVID-19 deaths to 527. 

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"No new cases reported today is good news, but the reality is that our daily numbers will continue to fluctuate as long as there is no vaccine available," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. "A portion of the positive cases over the last week is due to a few individuals hosting family gatherings. We have to remember that there is a public health emergency order in place that prohibits gatherings due to the threat of COVID-19."

On Tuesday, New Mexico reported 44 new COVID-19 cases, Utah reported 326 cases, and Arizona reported 81 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: 1,580
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,314
  • 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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