Arizona County Leads In COVID-19 Cases On Navajo Nation

May 15, 2020

Arizona’s Apache County has now surpassed neighboring McKinley County in New Mexico as having the most COIVD-19 cases on the Navajo Nation.

The namesake rock formation of the Navajo Nation capital Window Rock in Arizona's Apache County.
Credit Steven Baltakatei Sandoval/Wikimedia Commons

Health officials reported 141 additional COVID-19 cases with eight additional deaths on the tribe’s reservation that has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Officials reported a total of 3,632 positive cases and 127 deaths as of Thursday, with the case total including 99 previously unreported cases. Officials said Apache County had 948 positive cases as of Thursday, while McKinley County had 928. Arizona’s Navajo County had 757 cases and New Mexico’s San Juan County had 428.  Six other counties in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah had smaller numbers of cases.