*Updated* Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases Total: 9,103 (+35), 461 Deaths (+1)

The total number of deaths has reached 461 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 6,736 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 81,665 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,103.

From the office of the Navajo Nation President & Vice President

August 2, 2020

 On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 35 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths has reached 461 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 6,736 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 81,665 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,103.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

· Chinle Service Unit: 2,232

· Crownpoint Service Unit: 764

· Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 661

· Gallup Service Unit: 1,487

· Kayenta Service Unit: 1,259

· Shiprock Service Unit: 1,426

· Tuba City Service Unit: 843

· Winslow Service Unit: 428

* Three 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 Monday, Aug. 3, at 5:00 a.m. All businesses will be closed for the duration of the lockdown.

“The number of cases continues to decrease in the Navajo Nation. On behalf of the Administration, we thank Navajo residents who comply with all public health orders to slow and stop the coronavirus spread. As surrounding areas are reopened and reopening, the Navajo Nation is taking precautions to avoid another breakout,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Navajo health officials urge anyone who feels they might have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to contact their medical provider immediately. COVID-19 symptoms may include a cough, fever and chills, headache, muscle or body aches, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, the new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting.

“It is important to monitor your symptoms if you traveled or left your home. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild to severe illness and appear two to 14 days after exposure. To avoid exposure, wear a face mask, maintain a six-foot distance from others, wash your hands often, and frequently touch high-touched surfaces. We can combat this virus if we stay alert and safe,” said Vice President Lizer.

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 at http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014.

 

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