Navajo Nation Reports 27 New COVID-19 Cases, One Additional Death
Jul 8, 2020, 3:21 PM
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The latest COVID-19 update from the Navajo Nation reported 27 new cases with one new death. It’s the second time this week the nation has reported fewer than 40 new cases.
As of Tuesday, the disease has killed 379 people and infected another 7,941. More than 5,600 people have recovered from the disease.
A stay-at-home order is still in effect, which strictly limits movement and public contact with others on the reservation.
The Navajo Nation is in the Four Corners area which includes Arizona, New Mexico and Utah’s San Juan County.
“The state of Arizona now has the highest percentage of COVID-19 cases in the country. That’s an alarming fact and that’s why we need to continue wearing masks in public, staying home as much as possible, washing your hands often, practicing social distancing, and praying for our nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.
“We are flattening the curve on a consistent basis, but this pandemic is far from over. So let’s keep fighting the coronavirus together,” Nez added.
Another weekend-long lockdown goes into effect Friday evening and lasts through early Monday morning.