Navajo Nation: 4 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to drop on the Navajo Nation as health officials announced four new cases and one death Thursday.
The virus has now killed 499 people. In all, 9,601 positive cases have been reported, along with 7,027 recoveries.
The reservation is driving down infections and deaths after months of stringent lockdown orders and business closures.
Four new cases, 7,027 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/jf44H1nCZx
— Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez (@NNPrezNez) August 28, 2020
“The Navajo people are keeping up the momentum and are not letting down when it comes to COVID-19 prevention. The Navajo Department of Health and many other health experts have provided great outreach and education about coronavirus prevention and we are seeing the results,” said President Jonathan Nez.
Another 32-hour lockdown goes into effect Saturday at 9 p.m. and ends Monday at 5 a.m.
The reservation had one of the worst positive rates in the country in April and May.
“The number of new cases is looking good compared to the past, so let’s keep up the good work that everyone has contributed to,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.
Part of the Navajo Nation is in Utah’s San Juan County, in the Four Corners area.
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