5:44 pm PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center Confirmed 115 new cases of COVID-19, total now to 813
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) has now confirmed 115 new cases of Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) as of Monday, Apr. 13. The new numbers also confirmed four additional deaths, bringing COVID-19 related fatalities to 28. The numbers include two days of collected data from Apr. 12 and 13.
COVID-19 Laboratory Confirmed Deaths: 28
Navajo County (Arizona): 251
Apache County (Arizona): 100
Coconino County (Arizona): 159
McKinley County (New Mexico): 109
San Juan County (New Mexico): 80
Cibola County (New Mexico): 9
San Juan County (Utah): 11
Socorro (NM): 6
Sandoval (NM): 3
Source: Navajo Epidemiology Center
The Navajo Epidemiology Center reported an additional 85 positive border town cases. A total of 4,028 tests have been performed, of which 3,028 have returned negative results.
The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center continues to work with all agencies, counties, local 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.
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. The Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety will continue ongoing patrols to enforce the Navajo Nation’s public health measures.
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.