Sunday 27th September 2020

The Navajo Nation officials have reported 104 new cases of the coronavirus with four more deaths from the pandemic. Tribal officials said the latest figures raised the tribe’s total number of cases as of Saturday night to 4,633 with 153 known deaths.

Navajo Department of Health officials said preliminary reports from eight health care facilities indicate that 1,397 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports still pending. Most of those reported cases seem to exhibit mild or moderate symptoms of the virus such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. 

The Navajo Nation’s current 57-hour weekend lockdown remains in effect. It includes the closure of all businesses to deter traveling and help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The tribe’s reservation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.