In numbers: COVID-19 Across the Navajo Nation
Coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation leapt by 42 on Sept. 24. The case total now is 10,212.
No new deaths were reported. At least 551 people have died on the Navajo Nation from the coronavirus.
Recoveries are 7,242.
On the Hopi service area, which also serves parts of the nearby Navajo Nation, remained at 452. There are at least 4 deaths at Hopi.
The large increase in cases over the last 48 hours may be tied to two large family gatherings that resulted in a new 57-hour lockdown this weekend. Those gatherings were discovered by contact tracers in Eastern Navajo and in the Fort Defiance agency earlier this month. Test results for people reporting illnesses after the gatherings are pending, but confirmed cases have grown substantially since Sept. 22.
The emergency weekend curfew that has been in effect for September now will start at 8 p.m. Friday and end at 5 a.m. Monday. Residents are ordered to stay home. Violators face possible $1,000 fines. Wood-hauling also is banned this weekend, and chainsaws and the firewood will be confiscated if violators are caught. Daily curfews will start at 8 p.m.
The following charts and maps show the extent and location of the coronavirus on and near the Navajo Nation. Hover over, tap or click the map markers and graph for expanded information.
(Last updated Sept. 25, 2020.)
NOTE: Navajo Nation officials have been reconciling discrepancies for July and August data. At the end of August, in a press release, the president’s office added 165 cases that occurred between April 6 and Aug. 12. Then, on Sept. 8, they added 2 more cases for July. Health officials also added 16 more deaths to the overall tally at the beginning of September. According to a news release, the deaths ocurred between May and August. Officials blamed several states for delayed results. On Sept. 16, officials added 49 previously unreported cases in New Mexico.