8:02 pm PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center reports 180 new COVID-19 cases, and six new deaths
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) confirmed an additional 180 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 1,540 positive cases on the Navajo Nation, which includes 726 males, 814 females, and an average age of 47-years old. The total number of deaths is 58, which includes 38 males, 20 females, and an average age of 65-years old.
The Navajo Nation COVID-19 cases by county:
Navajo County (Arizona): 386
McKinley County (New Mexico): 351
Apache County (Arizona): 342
Coconino County (Arizona): 238
San Juan County (New Mexico): 154
Socorro County (New Mexico): 20
San Juan County (Utah): 19
Cibola County (New Mexico): 15
Sandoval County (New Mexico): 15
Source: HCOC Situational Awareness by Navajo Epidemiology Center (24 April, 2020).
The HCOC also continues to deliver care packages consisting of household necessities, non-perishable foods, fabric face masks, disinfectant supplies, livestock feed/pet food, and other essential items to elders, high-risk individuals, and families impacted by COVID-19. For more information or to request assistance contact the HCOC at (928) 871-6271.
The official webpage for COVID-19 donations to the Navajo Nation, which has further details on how to support the Nation’s COVID-19 efforts is: https://www.nndoh.org/donate.html.
For more general COVID-19 information, visit https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19 or call the HCOC Hotline at (928) 871-7014.