Navajo Nation: No COVID-19 deaths for 2nd consecutive day

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported five new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day and fifth time in the last nine days.

Tribal health officials say the latest figures bring the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,064.

The number of deaths remains at 1,246.

"According to public health officials, parts of the country are now seeing a rise in new COVID-19 infections due to increases in travel and some states lifting restrictions too soon," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a release. "Here on the Navajo Nation, we have a ‘Safer at Home’ order in place, we continue to require masks to be worn in public, no indoor dining at restaurants, and no in-person gatherings of more than 10 people."

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,522
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,870
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,585
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,754
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,656
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,042
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,648
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,969
  • 18 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit

The Navajo Nation’s curfew remains in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.