5:59 pm PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation HCOC confirms 746 positive COVID-19 cases on Nation, 92 positive bordertown cases
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center (HCOC) has now confirmed an overall total of 838 cases of Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) as of Tuesday, Apr. 14. The cases include 746 cases located on the Navajo Nation and 92 cases located in border towns. A total of 4,393 tests have been performed, of which 3,107 have returned negative results.
COVID-19 Laboratory Confirmed Deaths: 33
Navajo County (Arizona): 252
Apache County (Arizona): 105
Coconino County (Arizona): 160
McKinley County (New Mexico): 116
San Juan County (New Mexico): 84
Cibola County (New Mexico): 9
San Juan County (Utah): 11
Socorro (NM): 6
Sandoval (NM): 3
Source: Navajo Epidemiology Center
The Navajo Epidemiology Center also reported five additional deaths, bringing COVID-19 related fatalities to 33.
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.