fbpx
facebook app symbol  twitter  linkedin  instagram 1
 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 110 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and nine more deaths.

The total number of deaths is now 1,047 as of Thursday. Reports indicate that 14,892 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 235,109 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 28,668, including 14 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation Covid-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,274
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,788
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,326
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,527
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,573
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 4,905
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,430
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,827

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

On Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 4,417 new cases, Utah reported 1,273, and New Mexico reported 565 new cases. During Tuesday’s online town hall, public health officials cautioned the public about holding in-person gatherings on Super Bowl Sunday due to risks of spreading Covid-19. 

“We know that Super Bowl Sunday is a fun time for families and friends to enjoy, but we ask everyone to refrain from holding in-person gatherings due to the risks of Covid-19. We want everyone to enjoy the game safely to ensure your health and well-being. The Covid-19 variants are becoming a greater concern each day as more and more cases are reported in states and regions near the Navajo Nation. Please continue to take all precautions and please do not travel to border towns and cities off of our Nation. Stay home as much as possible, wear a mask or two masks in public, avoid in-person gatherings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. 

Health care facilities across the Navajo Nation continue to administer Covid-19 vaccines during drive-thru events or by appointment. If you would like to receive the vaccine, please contact your health care provider for more information for your Service Unit. 

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of Covid-19, visit the Navajo Department of Health's Covid-19 website: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/Covid-19. For Covid-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014.

More Stories Like This

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby named OKCityan of Year
Native Farm Bill Coalition Leaders Critical of USDA Equity Commission Final Report
Native Bidaské with Jenna Kunze on the Modern-day Warriors Highlighted in "Nine Little Girls" Story
Nex Benedict's Death Being Investigated as a Crime; Vigils Across the Nation Mourn Native, Non-Binary Teen
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin Addresses Impact of Federal Government Shutdown to Speaker of the House

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-centered journalism. Thank you.

 
About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online StaffEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Native News Online is one of the most-read publications covering Indian Country and the news that matters to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Indigenous people. Reach out to us at [email protected].