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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 17 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 558 as previously reported on Friday. Reports indicate that 7,266 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 108,446 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 10,421.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,420
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 896
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 1,046
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,646
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,342
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,594
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 986
  • Winslow Service Unit: 485

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

The Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend lockdown remains in effect until 5:00 a.m. (MDT) on Monday, Oct. 5. A Stay-At-Home Order also remains in effect for the entire Navajo Nation.

"The safest place to be this weekend is at home on the Navajo Nation. The towns and cities near the Navajo Nation continue to report high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Our health care system on the Navajo Nation cannot handle another large surge in cases. Please stay home, wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and avoid large gatherings," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.

On Saturday, the state of New Mexico reported 298 new cases of COVID-19, the state of Arizona reported 636 new cases, and Utah reported 1,068.

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