“We are seeing good signs with the gradual decrease in new cases overall for the states of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah over the last few days, but we must continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid traveling to cities and towns off the Navajo Nation,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. “There remains substantial risk of contracting COVID-19. When certain states reopened in May, we saw how quickly the virus can re-emerge and spread among communities.”
On Monday, Arizona reported 600 new COVID-19 cases, New Mexico reported 132 new cases, and Utah reported 263 new cases.
Officials released the latest cases organized by service unit:
Chinle Service Unit: 2,256
Crownpoint Service Unit: 777
Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 720
Gallup Service Unit: 1,502
Kayenta Service Unit: 1,282
Shiprock Service Unit: 1,457
Tuba City Service Unit: 878
Winslow Service Unit: 439
4 residences are not specific enough to be placed in an accurate service unit
The Navajo Nation extended its executive order declaring a state of emergency and government closures to August 16. The Nation will go under another 32-hour weekend lockdown beginning Aug. 15 at 9 p.m.
More than 85,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered on the Navajo Nation.
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.