Navajo Nation Reports 27 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 More Deaths

Oct 8, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials report 27 new cases of COVID-19 with two additional deaths.

COVID-19 testing on the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley earlier this year.
Credit AP

The latest numbers released Wednesday night bring the total number of cases to 10,546 including 18 additional cases that were previously unreported due to delayed reporting or reconciliation.  The death toll now stands at 562 since the pandemic began. Tribal health officials say 110,405 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for the coronavirus and 7,301 have recovered. A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation.