Cases approach 5,500; Ganado new hotspot

There are 5,479 COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation as of Monday night, an increase of 131 over the previous day, and a reported 248 deaths, up two from Sunday. Reports from nine health facilities also indicate there are approximately 1,920 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

Cases by service unit: Chinle Service Unit: 1,415; Crownpoint Service Unit: 534; Fort Defiance Service Unit: 292; Gallup Service Unit: 922; Kayenta Service Unit: 828; Shiprock Service Unit: 894; Tuba City Service Unit: 460; Winslow Service Unit: 103; 31 residence unspecified.

“The number of cases and recoveries illustrates that we are still fighting the battle against COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation,” stated Navajo President Jonathan Nez. “We ask our citizens to continue to practice safety measures, such as washing our hands, wearing our face masks, maintaining a distance of six feet from others, and obeying all public health orders.”

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