August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, April 24, 2020

Navajo coronavirus cases increase to 1,360 with 52 deaths

Photo: Supplies distributed to Jeddito, one of 110 chapters on the Navajo Nation,
located in the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

78 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

By Navajo President's Office
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 and a total of 52 deaths for the Navajo Nation as of Thursday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 1,360, which includes 642 men and 718 women with an average age of 48-years-old. There is a total of 6,473 negative test results.

The 1,360 confirmed positive cases on the Navajo Nation include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 350; Apache County, AZ: 287; Coconino County, AZ: 229; McKinley County, NM: 296; San Juan County, NM: 135; Cibola County, NM: 14; San Juan County, UT: 19; Socorro County, NM: 17; Sandoval County, NM: 13.

Nez-Lizer lead food and care package distribution to rural community members

On Thursday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer led a massive distribution of care packages, food supplies, and fire wood to approximately 250 members of the Navajo Nation who reside in the remote area Jeddito, Ariz., to help families and high-risk residents with essential items during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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