Navajo Nation reports 14 COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 14 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths Sunday.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 29,740 with 16,097 recoveries. The total number of known deaths is now at 1,170.

"It’s good to see improving numbers, but it worries me that some people may become complacent and let their guard up," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. "We cannot let that happen as it did in the past, particularly after the three-day Labor Day weekend. Everyone must continue to take all precautions and to hold one another accountable for wearing masks, staying home as much as possible, avoiding gatherings and crowds, practicing social distancing and washing your hands often."

On Sunday, New Mexico reported 245 new COVID-19 cases, Utah reported 465 cases, and Arizona reported 1,075 cases.

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,469
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,854
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,537
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,696
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,631
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,005
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,601
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,929
  • 18 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit

The Navajo Nation’s curfew remains in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.