2 deaths, 81 new cases of COVID-19 within Navajo Nation communities

WINDOW ROCK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Two people have died and 81 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed among the 33 different Navajo Nation communities.

On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Epidemiology Center, and Navajo Area Indian Health Service said that the total number of deaths is now 1,893. More than 590,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The NDPH has already issued a health advisory notice that impacts the 33 communities which have an “uncontrolled spread of COVID-19″:

  • Bread Springs
  • Cameron
  • Chichiltah
  • Chinle
  • Churchrock
  • Coyote Canyon
  • Fort Defiance
  • Ganado
  • Houck
  • Indian Wells
  • Iyanbito
  • Kayenta
  • Low Mountain
  • Lukachukai
  • Lupton
  • Manuelito
  • Many Farms
  • Mexican Springs
  • Nahatadziil
  • Naschitti
  • Newcomb
  • Pinon
  • Red Lake
  • Rock Springs
  • Round Rock
  • Shiprock
  • Shonto
  • St. Michaels
  • Tachee/Blue Gap
  • Teecnospos
  • Tohatchi
  • Tuba City
  • Upper Fruitland

“If you’ve attended a large gathering or have spent time with individuals outside your immediate household, it’s important to begin closely monitoring your overall health for COVID-19 symptoms,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. “If you begin to feel ill, you should test and isolate yourself from others to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Overall, continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.”

“During the pandemic, anxiety and depression increased worldwide so it is important to comfort, guide, and pray for one another. Supporting each other can help us heal and recover,” said Vice President Myron Lizer. Anyone looking for Navajo Department of Health’s resources, including vaccine appointments, click here. For COVID-19-related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014.