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77 Navajo Communities with Uncontrolled Spread of Covid-19 as Vaccine Arrives


December 16, 2020

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 160 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 727 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 10,726 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 185,366 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 19,929, including three delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

Chinle Service Unit: 3,850

Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,114

Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,130

Gallup Service Unit: 3,288

Kayenta Service Unit: 1,951

Shiprock Service Unit: 3,294

Tuba City Service Unit: 2,072

Winslow Service Unit: 1,209

* 21 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.


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