August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Navajo Nation coronavirus cases surge to 698, with 24 deaths, as weekend long curfew continues


101 new positive cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths reported, rapid testing to soon become available 
By Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer
Censored News
French Translation Christine Prat

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 698 for the Navajo Nation as of Saturday – an increase of 101 positive cases since Friday, according to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center. The report also indicates that there is now a total of 2,760 negative test results as of Saturday. There is now a total of 24 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

The 698 confirmed positive cases include the following counties: