COVID-19 Community Updates

May 2020

05/09/2020 — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 97 new cases of COVID19 for the Navajo Nation and a total of 98 deaths as of Saturday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 2,973. A total of 18,055 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 13,576 negative test results.

05/08/2020 — On Friday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 119 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,876 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,346 males, 1,530 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths has increased to 96, which includes 56 males, 40 females, with an average age of 65-years old. A total of 17,858 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 13,426 negative test results.

05/07/2020 — On Thursday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 103 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,757 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,283 males, 1,474 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths has increased to 88, which includes 53 males, 35 females, with an average age of 65-years old. A total of 17,148 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 12,806 negative test results.

05/06/2020 — On Wednesday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 95 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,654 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,237 males, 1,417 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths has increased to 85, which includes 51 males, 34 females, with an average age of 65-years old. A total of 16,280 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 12,170 negative test results.

05/05/2020 — On Tuesday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 85 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,559 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,191 males, 1,368 females, with an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths is 79, which includes 48 males, 31 females, with an average age of 66-years old. A total of 15,651 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 11,609 negative test results.

05/03/2020 — As of Sunday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 101 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,474 positive cases on the Navajo Nation and a total of 73 deaths. A total of 14,351 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 9,254 negative test results.

05/01/2020 — The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 166 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,307 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 1,080 males, 1,227 females, and an average age of 45-years old. The total number of deaths is 73, which includes 45 males, 28 females, and an average age of 66-years old. A total of 13,427 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 9,058 negative test results.

April 2020

4/30/2020 — 164 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,977 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 8,639 total negative test results and a total of 71 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/29/2020 — 104 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,977 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 8,239 total negative test results and a total of 62 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/28/2020 — 104 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,873 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 7,816 total negative test results and a total of 60 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/27/2020 — The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,769 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes now a total of 60 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/24/2020 — 180 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,540 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes now a total of 58 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/23/2020 — 78 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,360 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes 6,473 total negative test results and now a total of 52 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/22/2020 — 76 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,282 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes 5,549 total negative test results and now a total of 49 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/21/2020 — 68 new positive cases. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,206 for the Navajo Nation  The report also includes 5,017 total negative test results and now a total of 48 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/20/2020 — 124 new positive cases of COVID-19 since Saturday 4/18/2020. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,321 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 4,579 total negative test results and now a total of 45 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/18/2020 — 70 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,197 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 4,075 total negative test results and now a total of 44 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/16/2020 — 121 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 1,042 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. The report also includes 3,239 total negative test results and now a total of 41 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/15/2020 — 83 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 921 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. The report also includes 3,239 total negative test results and now a total of 38 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/14/2020 — 25 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 838 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 3,107 total negative test results and now a total of 33 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/13/2020 — 115 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 813 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 3,028 total negative test results and now a total of 28 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/12/2020 — 101 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 698 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 2,760 total negative test results and now a total of 24 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/09/2020 — 70 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 488 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 2,381 total negative test results and now a total of 22 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/08/2020 — 62 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 488 for the Navajo Nation. The report also includes 2,221 total negative test results and now a total of 20 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/07/2020 — 42 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 426 for the Navajo Nation as of Tuesday. There is now a total of 17 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19.

4/06/2020 — 30 new positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached 384 for the Navajo Nation as of Monday. 2,134 total negative results.

4/02/2020 — 241 total positive cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation, 1,796 negative tests reported. The 241 confirmed positive cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 104, Apache County, AZ: 22, Coconino County, AZ: 63, McKinley County, NM: 16, San Juan County, NM: 25, Cibola County, NM: 4, San Juan County, UT: 7

4/01/2020 — 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported for the Navajo Nation. According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 214 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. There remains a total of seven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, as previously reported. The 214 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 97, Apache County, AZ: 22. Coconino County, AZ: 49, McKinley County, NM: 14, San Juan County, NM: 22, Cibola County, NM: 3, San Juan County, UT: 7

March 2020

3/31/2020 — 26 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 reported, first of the month precautions in place. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 174 for the Navajo Nation as of Tuesday. In addition, there are now a total of seven confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. The 174 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 85, Apache County, AZ: 17, Coconino County, AZ: 40, McKinley County, NM: 10, San Juan County, NM: 15, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 6

3/30/2020 — ROAD BLOCKS IN PLACE AS CURFEW TAKES EFFECT. he curfew order is in effect daily from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

3/30/2020 — 20 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported, Medical stations being established in Chinle and Tuba City. According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 148 for the Navajo Nation as of Monday. In addition, there are now a total of five confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. The 148 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 69, Apache County, AZ: 16 *changed due to clarification of one individual’s residency, Coconino County, AZ: 32, McKinley County, NM: 9, San Juan County, NM: 15, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 6.

3/29/2020 — Navajo Nation officials set a curfew for residents as the number of identified positive COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation rose to 128 with two confirmed deaths on Sunday. The curfew goes into effect Monday.

3/29/2020 — Navajo Nation as COVID-19 cases reaches 128. According to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 128 for the Navajo Nation as of Sunday. There are two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 as reported previously. The 128 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 59, Apache County, AZ: 17 *changed due to clarification of one individual’s residency, Coconino County, AZ: 23, McKinley County, NM: 8, San Juan County, NM: 15, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 5.

3/27/2020 — 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Navajo Nation, two deaths confirmed. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 92 for the Navajo Nation – an increase of 21 cases since Thursday. They also confirmed two deaths related to COVID-19. The 92 cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 49, Apache County, AZ: 18, Coconino County, AZ: 6 *changed from yesterday, due to clarification of one individual’s residency, McKinley County, NM: 5, San Juan County, NM: 11, Cibola County, NM: 1, San Juan County, UT: 2.

3/26/2020 — New cases of COVID-19 reaches 71 for Navajo Nation. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, confirm that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 71 for Navajo People. The cases include the following counties: Navajo County, AZ: 42 *changed from yesterday, due to clarification of one individual’s residency, Apache County, AZ: 9, Coconino County, AZ: 7, McKinley County, NM: 5, San Juan County, NM: 7, Cibola County, NM: 1.

3/25/2020 — New cases of COVID-19 increases by 20 among Navajo people. Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS confirm that the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has reached a total of 69 for Navajo people. The cases include 43 in Navajo County, eight in Apache County, six in Coconino County in Arizona, and four in McKinley County, seven in San Juan County, and one in Cibola County in New Mexico.

3/24/2020 — There are now 49 positive cases of the COViD-19 virus on Navajo, 4 in the Chinle area. Do your part to flatten the curve by staying home and practicing the CDC recommendations.

3/22/2020 — The Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has issued a Shelter at Home order which requires everyone residing on the Reservation to stay at home.

3/21/2020 — There are now 26 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) reported on Navajo; 3 of the presumptive cases are in Chinle. We urge everyone to be safe and cautious.

3/19/2020 — Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area IHS that the total number of positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus for members of the Navajo Nation has reached 14.