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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 10 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 494 as of Monday. Reports indicate that 7,063 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 92,358 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,5467.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,303
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 797
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 753
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,540
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,297
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,486
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 929
  • Winslow Service Unit: 454

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

The Navajo Nation will have another 32-hour weekend lockdown beginning Friday, Aug. 28, at 9:00 p.m. until Monday, Aug. 3 at 5:00 a.m.

"Keep fighting and don’t let down. There is still a lot that is not known about COVID-19 so we have to keep up our guard. To the men and women on the frontlines, we thank you for your dedication to save lives and treat so many of our people. Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, staying home, and avoiding large crowds,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.

On Monday, the state of New Mexico reported 76 new cases of COVID-19, Utah reported 249, and the state of Arizona reported 311 new cases.

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