Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases
18,055 – Total Tests Administered
13,576 – Total Negative Tests
COVID-19 Cases: 3,204
Average Age: 44
Confirmed Deaths: 102
Average Age: 65
Navajo Nation Cases by County
McKinley County (New Mexico): 865
Apache County (Arizona): 825
Navajo County (Arizona): 665
San Juan County (New Mexico): 374
Coconino County (Arizona): 331
San Juan County (Utah): 53
Cibola County (New Mexico): 36
Sandoval County (New Mexico): 26
Socorro County (New Mexico): 26
Bernalillo County (New Mexico): 3
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer announced in a press release that the Navajo Nation will extend its declaration of a state of emergency and the closure of Navajo Nation government offices — the timeline of the extension is still being determined. The current Executive Order is set to expire on May 17.
“Some states are beginning to reopen, but here on the Navajo Nation we’re listening to the advice of our health care experts and based on the data and the facts, we’re not ready to reopen until we see a consistent downward trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases. We’re going to continue to be on the ground in our communities helping our elders and high-risk residents so they can stay home and stay safe. We are strong and resilient when we unify and work together. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to offer their support and encouragement along the way,” said President Nez.
On Sunday, when the Navajo HCOC reported that the Navajo Nation’s death toll had reached 100, Nez said, “We’ve lost 100 lives to this virus and we offer our condolences to all of the families who are grieving and I want you to know that we’re working around the clock to fight COVID-19. We’re going to continue to be on the ground in our communities helping families directly with food, water, and other items to help them stay home and avoid the spread of the virus. Prayers are strong and whether we realize it or not, your prayers are working and we will get through this pandemic together.”
Nez also said that the Department of Health is working to calculate the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19.