“Our contact tracers are finding that more of our Navajo Nation residents are contracting COVID-19 when they travel to cities such as Phoenix and Albuquerque and others,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. “The safest place to be is home here on the Navajo Nation. Everyone must remain diligent about staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing your hands, and avoiding large crowds.”
Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit:
Chinle Service Unit: 2,254
Crownpoint Service Unit: 775
Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 718
Gallup Service Unit: 1,500
Kayenta Service Unit: 1,281
Shiprock Service Unit: 1,454
Tuba City Service Unit: 870
Winslow Service Unit: 437
Four residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.
The Navajo Nation is currently in the middle of another 57-hour weekend lockdown. The lockdown is set to expire Monday, August 10.
For more information including reports, helpful prevention tips, and more resources, please visit the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. To contact the main Navajo Health Command Operations Center, please call (928) 871-7014.