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Navajo Nation reports 71 new cases, 2 additional COVID-19 deaths

Navajo Nation reports 71 new cases, 2 additional COVID-19 deaths

KOB Web Staff
Created: July 05, 2020 07:36 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional death Saturday.

More than 58,000 Navajo Nation residents have now been tested for COVID-19. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 7,804 with 377 deaths. 

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Reports from all 12 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate that approximately 5,543 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

The Navajo Police Department and the New Mexico National Guard will continue to enforce the 57-hour weekend lockdown, which ?began on Friday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. and will last until Monday, July 6 at 5:00 a.m. 

Here are the Nation's total cases organized by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,978
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 672
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 490
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,295
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,113
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,257
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 691
  • Winslow Service Unit: 304

* Four residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

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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