August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Navajo coronavirus cases increase to 1,127, with 44 deaths, as masks ordered in public, 57 hour weekend curfew



85 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths reported as the Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend curfew takes effect

By Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,127 for the Navajo Nation as of Friday – an increase of 85 positive cases since Thursday, according to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center. The report also includes 3,673 total negative test results as of Friday. There is now a total of 44 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.