News Release

Office of the President and Vice President

On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 47 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 401 as previously reported on Sunday and Monday.

Reports indicate that approximately 6,163 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 68,238 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,290.

Pictured: Map of Navajo Nation COVID-19 cases as reported July 13, 2020.

Pictured: Map of Navajo Nation COVID-19 cases as reported July 13, 2020.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 2,078
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 714
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 529
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,364
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,186
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,325
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 761
  • Winslow Service Unit: 330

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

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer urge all Navajo Nation residents to keep their guard up and continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, avoid mass gatherings, comply with the stay-at-home order, and wash your hands often.   

"The data over the last several weeks is looking good, but we have to remain mindful that many towns and cities near our Nation have had massive increases in new COVID-19 cases. We are cautiously optimistic that we will not see a spike in cases due to the recent Fourth of July holiday weekend. To our Diné citizens, please do not travel off the Navajo Nation. The more you travel and go into public, the greater the risk is of contracting the virus and taking it home to your loved ones. We are relying on our health care experts and we cannot back down," said President Nez. 

The Navajo Nation’s Stay at Home Order remains in effect requiring all individuals on the Navajo Nation to stay at home and strictly limit movement, and limit public contact with others. Individuals may leave their place of residence only for emergencies or to perform "Essential Activities.” The daily curfew also remains in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on weekdays. 

"We, the Navajo people, are winning this battle against COVID-19, but the war is not over. We have to keep doing what we’re doing and keep holding each other accountable. Our health care workers, police officers, EMT’s, and many other frontline warriors are doing a great job fighting for all of us so let’s help them by staying home, wearing masks, social distancing, and complying with the advice of our health care experts," said Vice President Myron Lizer. 

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the Navajo Department of Health's COVID-19 website at For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014.

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