CORONAVIRUS NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation Reports 103 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 More Deaths

Jan 31, 2021, 8:24 PM
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 103 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths on the reservation.

The total number of deaths is now 1,018, while data shows 14,454 people have recovered from the virus.

Officials said of the 232,173 tests administered since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 28,325 have come back positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer visited Tséhootsooí Medical Center’s vaccine site in Fort Defiance, Arizona where approximately 1,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered.

“It was very uplifting to see so many of our health care workers administering the vaccines to help save lives. They are truly our warriors in this fight against COVID-19 and they are sacrificing so much for all of us,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

Hundreds of elderly in the Gallup Service Area also had the chance to receive doses of the vaccine.

“There is great support and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines on the Navajo Nation and our health care workers are getting them into the arms of our people as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said President Nez. “I commend Navajo Area IHS and the tribal health facilities for working seven days a week now to administer the vaccines.”

Nez said Navajo leaders are still meeting with federal officials to request more equipment and help.

“We are seeing good progress, but we also take the time to pray and offer our condolences to all of the families that have lost loved ones to this virus. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day,” the President continued.

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