fbpx
 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 20 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths has reached 503 as of Monday. Reports indicate that 7,078 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and 94,743 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 9,820.

 Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,327
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 807
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 917
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,572
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,301
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,501
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 932
  • Winslow Service Unit: 457

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

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will host an online town hall on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page to provide updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"The flu season is just around the corner. We have to be prepared as much as possible and that includes eating healthy. The more we eat healthy foods the stronger our immune systems will be to help prevent and fight the flu and COVID-19. Our daily cases have remained consistently low, but we have to keep fighting by wearing a mask, washing hands, staying home as much as possible, avoiding large crowds, and practicing social distancing,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.

On Monday, the state of Utah reported 253 new cases of COVID-19, the state of Arizona reported 174 new cases, and New Mexico reported 73.

More Stories Like This

Chilocco Part 2: Medals of Honor, the '55 Tornado, and "Misguided" Beginnings
Native News Weekly: Our Top Stories
Chilocco Part 1: Alumni Fondly Recall School Days
Kansas City Chiefs Retire Mascot ‘Warpaint,’ Keep Team Name 
Indigenous Hawaiian Wins Gold in Tokyo at First-Ever Olympic Surfing Event

Native Perspective.  Native Voices.  Native News. 

We launched Native News Online because the mainstream media often overlooks news that is important is Native people. We believe that everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities. That's why the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers.  We hope you'll consider making a donation to support our efforts so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount — big or small — gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.

About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online Staff