C-19 killed 2 more of our Dine’ relatives; 17 total deaths

5:14 pm PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center Confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19, total now to 426

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) has now confirmed 42 new cases of Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) as of Tuesday, Apr. 7. The new numbers also confirmed two additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities to 17.

COVID-19 Laboratory Confirmed Deaths: 17
Navajo County (Arizona): 164
Apache County (Arizona): 44
Coconino County (Arizona): 102
McKinley County (New Mexico): 32
San Juan County (New Mexico): 66
Cibola County (New Mexico): 8
San Juan County (Utah): 7
Socorro (NM): 2
Bernalillo (NM): 1

Source: Navajo Epidemiology Center

The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center continues to work with all agencies, counties, local and corresponding emergency entities and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service to acquire the resources to aid the Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts. A total of 3,850 tests have been performed, of which 2,121 have returned negative results.

The HCOC advises all citizens of the Navajo Nation to abide by Navajo Nation Public Health Orders limiting public gatherings and establishing a daily curfew from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and the 57-hour weekend curfew during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The HCOC remains open to coordinate the Nation’s response to COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19 or call the HCOC Hotline at (928) 871-7014.

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