Navajo Nation Confirms Case Of COVID-19 In Arizona

Mar 17, 2020

A member of the Navajo Nation has tested positive for COVID-19.

Credit Office of the Navajo Nation President
  A press release from the Navajo Nation says the infected person is from the community of Chilchinbeto, Arizona and is now being treated in Phoenix after an initial visit to the Kayenta Health Center.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed the positive test results once the individual was in Phoenix.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will give an address the nation Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. DST, 4:00 Arizona time, on tribal radio station KTNN.

Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer have called on the Navajo Nation Council to reconvene and appropriate funds for health and emergency preparedness.

Tribal members with questions can call the Navajo Health Command Operations Center at (928) 871-7014.

Arizona officials earlier today confirmed a case in Navajo County, bringing the state's total to 20.