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Navajo Nation reports 71 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Navajo Nation reports 71 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

Christina Rodriguez
Created: October 29, 2020 10:22 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 71 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths Wednesday.  

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 11,462 with 7,525 recoveries. The death toll remains at 575.

"Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise all across our country and in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. "Here on the Navajo Nation, we have the opportunity to set an example for the entire country by bringing down our numbers and adhering to the recommendations from the CDC and our public health experts."

Nez encouraged people to continue staying home, wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding crowds. 

On Wednesday, New Mexico reported 663 new COVID-19 cases, Utah reported 1,575 cases, and Arizona reported 1,044 cases. 

Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit: 

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,556
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 1,131
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,211
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,772
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,389
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,769
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 1,077
  • Winslow Service Unit: 548
  • 9 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit  

The reopening plan for the Navajo Nation can be found here.


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