Thursday, September 29, 2022
75° Clear
in Window Rock

Select Page

2 Navajo COVID deaths confirmed

DURANGO, Colo. — The first two deaths from the novel coronavirus on the Navajo Nation have been confirmed as the total number of cases jumped to 92.

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President released the figures in a press release late Friday night. They did not reveal where the deaths were or any details about the victims.

 As a public service, the Navajo Times is making all coverage of the coronavirus pandemic fully available on its website. Please support the Times by subscribing.

 How to protect yourself and others.

Why masks work. Which masks are best.

Resources for coronavirus assistance

  Vaccine information.


   

The new numbers also include the first two cases in Utah Navajo.

Navajo County, Arizona, which includes Chilchinbeto, continues to log the most cases, now at 49, followed by Apache County, which includes Chinle and Window Rock, at 18. San Juan County, New Mexico, has 11 and the other counties that overlap the Navajo Nation each have fewer than 10.


About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth was the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation, until her retirement on May 31, 2021. Her other beats included agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Weather & Roads

Window Rock Weather

75°
Clear
19% humidity
wind: 4mph SW
H 77 • L 42

More weather »


ADVERTISEMENT