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The state of New Mexico, including San Juan County, started reopening many businesses on June 1. That includes indoor dining, gyms, hair salons and drive-in movie theaters. 

The northwest region of the state had been excluded from previous reopening orders and lagged behind the state in the reopening process due to the high rate of spread. However, it has now caught up to where the rest of the state is in terms of reopening.

The first case of the coronavirus documented in San Juan County was announced on March 21.

Updates from May can be found here and updates from March and April can be found here.

Resources

  • State coronavirus hotline: 1-855-600-3453 
  • Non-health related COVID-19 questions: 1-833-551-0518
  • Navajo Department of Health COVID-19 website: ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19 
  • Navajo Health Command Operations Center: 928-871-7014
  • State coronavirus website: cv.nmhealth.org

Updates for Tuesday, June 30

10:20 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had one of its lowest reports of new positive cases of COVID-19 today.

There were 17 news cases reported by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center. This brings the total number of cases to 7,549.

One additional death was reported, raising the death toll to 364.

Twelve hospitals and clinics on or near the reservation report 5,218 people have recovered from the disease. There have been 55,626 individual who have been tested.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,945
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 662
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 470
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,277
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,073
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,212
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 641
  • Winslow Service Unit: 265

*Four 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 signed today a new executive order to extend the closure of government offices through July 26.

The tribe's department of health ordered residents be placed under lockdown for the following weekends: July 3 to July 6, July 10 to July 13 and July 17 to July 20.

Each lockdown will start at 8 p.m. Fridays and end at 5 a.m. Mondays.

4 p.m.: New Mexico health officials are reporting 168 new cases of COVID-19, including 17 in San Juan County and 28 in McKinley County.

The new cases raise the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 12,147. Of those people, 5,393 have recovered, 127 are hospitalized and 497 have died.

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities increased by four on June 30, including a Beehive Homes resident in his 70s.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 2,143
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 94
  • Cibola County: 212
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 163
  • Doña Ana County: 949
  • Eddy County: 80
  • Grant County: 18
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 49
  • Lea County: 132
  • Lincoln County: 11
  • Los Alamos County: 8
  • Luna County: 79
  • McKinley County: 3,375
  • Otero County: 42
  • Quay County: 6
  • Rio Arriba County: 98
  • Roosevelt County: 59
  • Sandoval County: 728
  • San Juan County: 2,422
  • San Miguel County: 21
  • Santa Fe County: 237
  • Sierra County: 11
  • Socorro County: 60
  • Taos County: 42
  • Torrance County: 43
  • Union County: 7
  • Valencia County: 121

The Department of Health on Sunday reported these COVID-19 cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

The Department of Health Sunday reported these numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 443
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

8:55 a.m.: There were no reported deaths from COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation on June 29, keeping the death toll at 363, according to the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

However, the agencies reported 63 new positive cases for the disease. The latest number brings the total number of cases to 7,532.

Twelve hospitals and clinics on or near the Navajo Nation indicate that 5,095 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There have been 54,734 people who have been tested.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,940
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 662
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 469
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,270
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,072
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,211
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 639
  • Winslow Service Unit: 265

*Four 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 will hold an online town hall meeting at 10 a.m. today on their Facebook page.

Update for Monday, June 29

3:40 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting 173 new cases of COVID-19, including 13 in San Juan County and 11 in McKinley County.

State health officials also reported that a San Juan County resident in her 50s died on Sunday after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. She had underlying medical conditions. Her death was not included in the June 27 report.

Including the new cases, there have now been 11,982 New Mexicans test positive for COVID-19. Of those people, 5,296 have recovered, 493 have died and 119 are hospitalized in New Mexico.

Total cases by county include: 

  • Bernalillo County: 2,109
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 89
  • Cibola County: 211
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 153
  • Doña Ana County: 929
  • Eddy County: 78
  • Grant County: 18
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 49
  • Lea County: 113
  • Lincoln County: 11
  • Los Alamos County: 8
  • Luna County: 77
  • McKinley County: 3,347
  • Otero County: 41
  • Quay County: 6
  • Rio Arriba County: 96
  • Roosevelt County: 57
  • Sandoval County: 720
  • San Juan County: 2,405
  • San Miguel County: 21
  • Santa Fe County: 234
  • Sierra County: 12
  • Socorro County: 60
  • Taos County: 40
  • Torrance County: 43
  • Union County: 7
  • Valencia County: 116

The Department of Health on Sunday reported these COVID-19 cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

The Department of Health Sunday reported these numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 5
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 438
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1 

Updates for Sunday, June 28

4:18 p.m.:  The Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend lockdown is in effect until Monday, June 29 at 5 a.m. It mandated the closure of all businesses. 

The Navajo Nation's top leaders urged caution and patience Sunday.

“Wearing masks is helping to flatten the curve,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. “Let’s pray for those in surrounding states that are seeing spikes in COVID-19. The Navajo Nation is no longer the hotspot in the country or in any state. Some states are struggling and it’s those that relaxed their precautions early on including the state of Arizona.”

Nez said he knows there is a level of frustration out rthere over continuing weekend lockdowns, but he and Vice President Myron Lizer said in the release that the Navajo Nation’s health care system can’t withstand the spike in cases a resugenceof the virus would bring.

“We cannot let that happen,” Nez said. “Weekend lockdowns are slowing down the virus. For those who are choosing to leave the Nation on weekends, please think of your loved ones especially your elders." 

3:58 p.m.: New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 192 additional COVID-19 cases, and one new death. A man in his 50s from Doña Ana County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions died due to the virus.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 492.

As of today, there are 114 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 and there are 5,264 COVID-19 cases the New Mexico Department of Health has designated as having recovered from the infection.

The state Department of Health lists these as the most recent cases:

•    45 new cases in Bernalillo County

•    4 new cases in Chaves County

•    3 new case in Cibola County

•    6 new cases in Curry County

•    27 new cases in Doña Ana County

•    3 new cases in Eddy County

•    6 new cases in Lea County

•    1 new case in Los Alamos County

•    6 new cases in Luna County

•    28 new cases in McKinley County

•    4 new cases in Otero County

•    2 new cases in Roosevelt County

•    3 new cases in Sandoval County

•    34 new cases in San Juan County

•    1 new case in San Miguel County

•    10 new cases in Santa Fe County

•    1 new case in Taos County

•    1 new case in Torrance County

•    1 new case in Valencia County

•    3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility 

•    3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

As of Sunday, New Mexico now has 11,809 COVID-19 cases:

Bernalillo County: 2,064

Catron County: 2

Chaves County: 83

Cibola County: 211

Colfax County: 9

Curry County: 142

Doña Ana County: 895

Eddy County: 69

Grant County: 18

Guadalupe County: 20

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 46

Lea County: 106

Lincoln County: 11

Los Alamos County: 8

Luna County: 73

McKinley County: 3,336

Otero County: 38

Quay County: 6

Rio Arriba County: 93

Roosevelt County: 57

Sandoval County: 716

San Juan County: 2,392

San Miguel County: 21

Santa Fe County: 228

Sierra County: 12

Socorro County: 59

Taos County: 40

Torrance County: 42

Union County: 7

Valencia County: 105

The Department of Health on Sunday reported these COVID-19 cases among people held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

•    Cibola County Correctional Center: 2

•    Otero County Prison Facility: 275

•    Otero County Processing Center: 146

•    Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

The Department of Health Sunday reported these numbers of COVID-19 cases among people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

•    Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 4

•    Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1

•    Otero County Prison Facility: 438

•    Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities in San Juan County:

•    BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington

•    Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

•    Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington

•    Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington

1 p.m.: Navajo Department of Health has reported 94 additional positive cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation with 12 more known deaths.

That pushes the total of positive COVID-19 cases on the reservation to 7,414 as of Saturday night with the death toll now at 362.

Preliminary reports from 12 health care facilities indicate about 5,068 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Tribal health officials said 53,913 people have been tested for the coronavirus so far.

The Navajo Nation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. — The Associated Press

Updates for Saturday, June 27

3:51 p.m.: The number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 209 on June 27, according to a press release from the governor's office. The new cases include 78 in San Juan County and 23 in McKinley County. 

Health officials say 11,619 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of those people, 5,251 have recovered, 122 are hospitalized and 491 have died. 

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities increased by two. One of the deaths was a San Juan County man in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

There have been 2,357 cases in San Juan County with 161 deaths, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 2,021
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 79
  • Cibola County: 207
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 136
  • Doña Ana County: 868
  • Eddy County: 66
  • Grant County: 18
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 46
  • Lea County: 100
  • Lincoln County: 11
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 67
  • McKinley County: 3,309
  • Otero County: 35
  • Quay County: 6
  • Rio Arriba County: 93
  • Roosevelt County: 55
  • Sandoval County: 713
  • San Juan County: 2,357
  • San Miguel County: 20
  • Santa Fe County: 218
  • Sierra County: 12
  • Socorro County: 59
  • Taos County: 39
  • Torrance County: 41
  • Union County: 7
  • Valencia County: 104

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 435
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

8:33 a.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center reported 42 new positive cases for COVID-19 and two additional deaths on June 26.

The total number of people who have tested positive for the Navajo Nation is 7,320 and the death toll is now 350.

The 12 hospitals and clinics on and near the reservation indicate that 5,059 individuals have recovered from the disease.

The number of people who have been tested for COVID-19 is 52,960.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,894
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 652
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 446
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,242
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,048
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,175
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 597
  • Winslow Service Unit: 258

*Eight residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

Update for Friday, June 26

5:30 p.m.: The number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 225 on June 26, according to a press release from the governor's office. The new cases include nine in San Juan County and 74 in McKinley County. 

Health officials say 11,408 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of those people, 5,149 have recovered, 128 are hospitalized and 489 have died. 

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities increased by four. All four were McKinley County residents.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,987
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 79
  • Cibola County: 206
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 132
  • Doña Ana County: 842
  • Eddy County: 62
  • Grant County: 17
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 39
  • Lea County: 94
  • Lincoln County: 11
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 64
  • McKinley County: 3,287
  • Otero County: 35
  • Quay County: 6
  • Rio Arriba County: 91
  • Roosevelt County: 55
  • Sandoval County: 706
  • San Juan County: 2,276
  • San Miguel County: 20
  • Santa Fe County: 210
  • Sierra County: 11
  • Socorro County: 59
  • Taos County: 38
  • Torrance County: 41
  • Union County: 7
  • Valencia County: 101

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 434
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Thursday, June 25

8:18 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation report 121 new positive cases for COVID-19 and one additional death today.

The latest data raises the total number of cases to 7,278 and increases the death toll to 348.

The number of people who have been tested for COVID-19 is 52,458.

Eleven hospitals on and near the reservation indicate that approximately 3,859 people have recovered from the disease.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,866
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 648
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 445
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,238
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,047
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,171
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 597
  • Winslow Service Unit: 258

*Eight residences wit COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"Today, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases of over 100, which is alarming. However, the increase of COVID-19 blitz testing within the nation is a factor. Traveling, not wearing a face mask, not cleaning and disinfecting, and not practicing social distancing increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19. Staying home or staying at an isolation site is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. We cannot let our guard down against this modern-day monster we call the coronavirus," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

3:20 p.m.: New Mexico Department of Health officials are reporting 207 new cases of COVID-19 on June 25, including 18 in San Juan County and 37 in McKinley County.

The number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus passed 11,000, reaching 11,192. Of these people, 5,047 have recovered, 135 are hospitalized and 485 have died.

Health officials reported five new coronavirus-related deaths, including three San Juan County residents. Those residents include a man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions and was hospitalized, a Cedar Ridge Inn resident in his 70s with underlying conditions and a Beehive Homes resident in her 80s with underlying medical conditions.

Total cases by county include: 

  • Bernalillo County: 1,937
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 71
  • Cibola County: 204
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 125
  • Doña Ana County: 806
  • Eddy County: 63
  • Grant County: 17
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 40
  • Lea County: 89
  • Lincoln County: 9
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 63
  • McKinley County: 3,215
  • Otero County: 34
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 89
  • Roosevelt County: 55
  • Sandoval County: 701
  • San Juan County: 2,268
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 206
  • Sierra County: 9
  • Socorro County: 59
  • Taos County: 37
  • Torrance County: 42
  • Union County: 6
  • Valencia County: 99

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 427
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Meanwhile, state officials including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warn that increases numbers of cases in neighboring states could lead to increased spread of the virus among New Mexico residents.

Updates for Wednesday, June 24

9:50 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19 today, bringing the death toll on the Navajo Nation to 347.

The agencies also report 69 new cases, raising that total to 7,157. Eleven hospitals on or near the reservation report 3,802 people have recovered from the disease.

There have been 51,144 people who have been tested for COVID-19.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,859
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 648
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 432
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,215
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,034
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,158
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 588
  • Winslow Service Unit: 215

*Eight residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

A press release from the Office of the President and Vice President states that health care personnel are reporting cases of people drinking hand sanitizer, which has resulted in hospital visits and several people are in critical condition.

The release states that swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning.

"Hand sanitizer should be stored out of reach of children and should be used with adult supervision. Do not use hand sanitizers that contain methanol. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death," the release states.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 156 new cases of COVID-19 on June 24, including 14 in San Juan County and 24 in McKinley County.

The latest data brings the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 10,990. Of those people 4,984 have recovered, 149 are hospitalized and 480 have died.

State health officials announced four new coronavirus-related fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in his 70s who had underlying medical conditions and was hospitalized.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,879
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 69
  • Cibola County: 200
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 123
  • Doña Ana County: 760
  • Eddy County: 61
  • Grant County: 17
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 39
  • Lea County: 86
  • Lincoln County: 8
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 57
  • McKinley County: 3,179
  • Otero County: 33
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 86
  • Roosevelt County: 54
  • Sandoval County: 693
  • San Juan County: 2,250
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 203
  • Sierra County: 7
  • Socorro County: 58
  • Taos County: 37
  • Torrance County: 40
  • Union County: 6
  • Valencia County: 98

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 32

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 426
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Tuesday, June 23

10:18 p.m.: The Navajo Nation had 43 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death today.

The latest data brings the total number of cases to 7,088 and the death toll to 336, according to the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

Eleven hospitals on or near the Navajo Nation report that approximately 3,754 people have recovered from the disease.

The number of individuals who have been tested for COVID-19 is 50,185.

The health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,841
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 648
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 425
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,211
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,013
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,148
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 588
  • Winslow Service Unit: 206

*Eight residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"The number of positive cases is decreasing, and there are more recoveries each day, and it gives us hope that we are doing the right thing by staying home, washing our hands, and wearing a face mask. We can beat this virus," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 147 new cases of COVID-19 on June 23. The new cases include 41 in San Juan County and 50 in McKinley County.

Including the new cases, 10,838 New Mexicans have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of those people, 4,874 have recovered, 141 are hospitalized and 476 have died.

Health officials reported seven new coronavirus-related fatalities, including a San Juan County resident in her 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,848
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 65
  • Cibola County: 198
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 115
  • Doña Ana County: 740
  • Eddy County: 58
  • Grant County: 17
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 39
  • Lea County: 79
  • Lincoln County: 7
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 57
  • McKinley County: 3,155
  • Otero County: 32
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 82
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 685
  • San Juan County: 2,235
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 202
  • Sierra County: 7
  • Socorro County: 58
  • Taos County: 35
  • Torrance County: 38
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 97

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 30

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 412
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Monday, June 22

7:20 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 55 new positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation today.

There are now 7,045 people who have tested positive for the disease and 11 hospitals on or near the tribal land indicate 3,716 individuals have recovered.

The health agencies did not report any deaths today, keeping the death toll at 335.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,832
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 643
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 424
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,205
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 1,010
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,142
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 576
  • Winslow Service Unit: 205

*Eight residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

The report for today states that 49,444 people have been tested for COVID-19.

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President reminds the public there is a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays.

"Navajo police continue to enforce the daily curfew and may issue a citation to curfew violators," according to the office.

5 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 128 new cases of COVID-19, including 11 in San Juan County and 32 in McKinley County. There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported on June 22.

The new cases raised the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 10,694. Of those people, 4,742 have recovered and 139 are hospitalized.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,828
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 66
  • Cibola County: 197
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 111
  • Doña Ana County: 734
  • Eddy County: 56
  • Grant County: 17
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 39
  • Lea County: 75
  • Lincoln County: 7
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 55
  • McKinley County: 3,105
  • Otero County: 32
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 79
  • Roosevelt County: 54
  • Sandoval County: 681
  • San Juan County: 2,194
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 201
  • Sierra County: 7
  • Socorro County: 58
  • Taos County: 35
  • Torrance County: 36
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 97

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 412
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

12:33 a.m.: There were 27 new positive cases of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation and one new death reported Sunday, according to figures from the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

That brings the total number of cases on the Navajo Nation to 6,990. There were 335 deaths due to the virus reported as of Sunday, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President emailed early on Monday.

About 3,603 people have recovered from the virus, with one health care facility report still pending, the release stated. 

In all, 49,027 Navajo Nation residents have been tested for COVID-19.

"Staying home, washing our hands, cleaning and disinfecting high-touched surfaces, wearing a face mask, and staying six feet away from others can protect us,” said Vice President Myron Lizer in the release. “As we enter into a new week, we ask our citizens to be safe and be alert. Help each other to take care of one another."

Here’s a breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases listed by Service Unit:

• Chinle Service Unit: 1,817

• Crownpoint Service Unit: 635

• Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 421

• Gallup Service Unit: 1,190

• Kayenta Service Unit: 1,008

• Shiprock Service Unit: 1,132

• Tuba City Service Unit: 574

• Winslow Service Unit: 205

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

Updates for Sunday, June 21

Health officials in New Mexico reported 136 more coronavirus cases around the state Sunday.

There were three more known deaths. 

Two women in their 50s who were McKinley County residents accounted for two of the three new deaths with the third being a San Juan County man in his 70s. All had been hospitalized with underlying medical conditions.

Of the new cases, 11 were reported in San Juan County.

The increases raised New Mexico’s total number of cases to 10,565 and the death toll to 469.

Officials said 4,684 people who had COVID-19 in New Mexico have recovered.

Department of Health officials said 41 of the new cases involve state or federal inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility in southern New Mexico.

The state Department of Health reports that the most recent cases are:

• 13 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 1 new case in Cibola County

• 2 new cases in Curry County

• 18 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 2 new cases in Eddy County

• 1 new case in Grant County

• 2 new cases in Hidalgo County

• 1 new case in Lea County

• 5 new cases in Luna County

• 30 new cases in McKinley County

• 3 new cases in Sandoval County

• 11 new cases in San Juan County

• 4 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 1 new case in Socorro County

• 1 new case in Valencia County

• 41 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

• Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1

• Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1

• Otero County Prison Facility: 403

• Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Saturday, June 20

3:52 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reports 172 new cases of COVID-19 today and two additional deaths that occurred in McKinley County.

Those individuals were a female in her 60s and a male in his 50s, both had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The statewide death toll is now 466.

There are 145 people who are hospitalized in the state for the disease and 4,628 people have recovered.

The new cases bring the total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 10,430.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,792
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 64
  • Cibola County: 194
  • Colfax County: 9
  • Curry County: 108
  • Doña Ana County: 700
  • Eddy County: 51
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 26
  • Lea County: 66
  • Lincoln County: 7
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 49
  • McKinley County: 3,041
  • Otero County: 32
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 79
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 672
  • San Juan County: 2,173
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 193
  • Sierra County: 5
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 33
  • Torrance County: 36
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 96

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 284
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials also report the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 362
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Friday, June 19

4:20 p.m.: New Mexico health officials are reporting 112 new cases of COVID-19 including 17 in San Juan County and 22 in McKinley County.

The new cases bring the total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 10,260. Of those people, 4,512 have recovered, 147 are hospitalized and 464 have died.

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities increased by eight on June 19, including a San Juan County resident in her 60s who had no underlying conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,777
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 64
  • Cibola County: 194
  • Colfax County: 8
  • Curry County: 101
  • Doña Ana County: 692
  • Eddy County: 49
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 26
  • Lea County: 58
  • Lincoln County: 7
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 47
  • McKinley County: 3,009
  • Otero County: 32
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 73
  • Roosevelt County: 54
  • Sandoval County: 662
  • San Juan County: 2,165
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 188
  • Sierra County: 5
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 33
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 95

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 146
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 307
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

9:27 a.m.: There were 85 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths related to the disease for the Navajo Nation on June 18.

The total number of cases rose to 6,832 and the total number of deaths reached 324, according to information released at 10:52 p.m. Thursday by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President.

Eleven hospitals on or near the reservation report that approximately 3,414 people have recovered. There have been 47,039 individuals who have been tested for COVID-19.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,776
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 622
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 406
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,156
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 985
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,119
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 557
  • Winslow Service Unit: 203

*Eight residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit.

Update for Thursday, June 18

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 on June 18, including nine in San Juan County and 20 in McKinley County.

The new cases brings the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 10,153. Of those people, 4,439 have recovered, 157 are hospitalized and 456 have died. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by four on June 18, including a San Juan County resident in his 80s who had underlying medical conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,763
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 61
  • Cibola County: 188
  • Colfax County: 8
  • Curry County: 97
  • Doña Ana County: 685
  • Eddy County: 49
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 23
  • Lea County: 55
  • Lincoln County: 7
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 44
  • McKinley County: 2,987
  • Otero County: 30
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 66
  • Roosevelt County: 54
  • Sandoval County: 656
  • San Juan County: 2,148
  • San Miguel County: 18
  • Santa Fe County: 184
  • Sierra County: 5
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 33
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 94

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 141
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 307
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Wednesday, June 17

10:17 p.m.: The number of positive COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation increased by 75 today and three more deaths were reported.

The update today by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center brings the total number of cases to 6,747 and the death toll to 322.

Approximately 3,342 individuals have recovered from the disease, according to 11 hospitals on and near the reservation. The number of people who have been tested for COVID-19 is 46,449.

The three health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,766
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 620
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 425
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,134
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 978
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,114
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 552
  • Winslow Service Unit: 150

*Eight residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"The Navajo Nation no longer has the highest number of cases per capita in the United States because we implemented proactive public health orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. The state of Arizona relaxed its preventive measures, and the number of cases and hospitalizations continue to drastically increase. We cannot put our nation in the same situation. Now is not the time to let our guard down. Don't back down," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

The release also states that the Navajo Police Department and county sheriff departments will conduct checkpoints on roads throughout the Navajo Nation during the 57-hour lockdown this weekend.

"Curfew violators who receive a criminal nuisance citation could be fined up to $1,000 and/or up to 30 days in jail. All businesses on the nation will be closed during the lockdown and all Navajo tribal parks are closed to visitors until further notice," the release states.

4 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting 138 new cases of COVID-19, including 13 in San Juan County and 20 in McKinley County. The largest number of new cases reported Wednesday were at the Otero County Prison Facility where 30 people being held by federal agencies and eight New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates tested positive for the coronavirus.

Health officials also reported five coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday. None of those fatalities were San Juan County residents.

There have been 10,065 New Mexicans test positive for COVID-19. Of those people, 4,351 have recovered, 161 are hospitalized and 452 have died.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,752
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 61
  • Cibola County: 186
  • Colfax County: 8
  • Curry County: 92
  • Doña Ana County: 676
  • Eddy County: 48
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 23
  • Lea County: 55
  • Lincoln County: 6
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 32
  • McKinley County: 2,968
  • Otero County: 31
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 61
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 651
  • San Juan County: 2,140
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 182
  • Sierra County: 4
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 33
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 94

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 138
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 306
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

The following long-term care facilities in San Juan County have had residents or staff test positive for the virus within the last 28 days:

  • BeeHive Homes of Farmington in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • Namaste House Assisted Living in Farmington
  • San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

Updates for Tuesday, June 16

10:40 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 39 new COVID-19 cases today, along with eight additional deaths.

The total number of cases is now 6,672 and the death toll is 319.

Approximately 3,277 people have recovered from the disease, according to reports from 11 hospitals.

The number of people who have been tested for COVID-19 is 45,499.

The health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,743
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 619
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 420
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,127
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 962
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,101
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 544
  • Winslow Service Unit: 148

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

A new public health emergency order was issued today, to reinstate the 57-hour curfew for the remaining weekends this month as well as a travel advisory outside the Navajo Nation.

According to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President, the first lockdown will be from 8 p.m. June 19 to 5 a.m. June 22 and the second will take place from 8 p.m. June 26 to 5 a.m. June 29.

"All individuals should remain home during the lockdown hours except in the event of an emergency. The daily curfew exempts essential employees with official documentation or a letter of designation from their employer with official letterhead and contact information for verification. The weekend lockdown also requires the closure of all businesses on the Navajo Nation," the release states.

4 p.m.: New Mexico saw fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The department of health reported 88 new cases, including six in San Juan County and 13 in McKinley County. The new cases raised the total number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 9,933. Of those people, 4,217 have recovered, 156 are hospitalized and 447 have died.

The number of fatalities increased by seven on Tuesday. Three of those seven were San Juan County residents including a man in his 50s with underlying medical conditions, a woman in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions and a Beehive Homes resident in his 90s who was hospitalized.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,733
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 59
  • Cibola County: 186
  • Colfax County: 8
  • Curry County: 89
  • Doña Ana County: 659
  • Eddy County: 48
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 23
  • Lea County: 49
  • Lincoln County: 6
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 32
  • McKinley County: 2,949
  • Otero County: 30
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 59
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 642
  • San Juan County: 2,129
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 178
  • Sierra County: 4
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 33
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 93

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 108
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 298
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

7:45 a.m.: The Navajo Nation saw one of its lowest increase in daily cases on June 15, with 22 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths reported by health agencies.

The new cases bring the total number to 6,633 while the death toll remains at 311, according to details released yesterday at 10:24 p.m. by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President on behalf of the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

The release states that 11 hospitals report approximately 3,207 people have recovered from the disease and 44,589 individuals have been tested for COVID-19.

The health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,728
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 614
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 418
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,118
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 961
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,096
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 543
  • Winslow Service Unit: 147

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer continue to urge Navajo citizens to remain home as much as possible to avoid another spike in new cases, especially as other areas in the state of Arizona continue to see daily increases in new cases," the press release from their office states.

The leaders also remind the public that the tribe still has public health emergency orders in effect, including those to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public settings and a daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

There will be a town hall meeting today to update the public about COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation and about the 2020 census count. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. on the Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer Facebook page.

Updates for Monday, June 15

4:15 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 132 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including 26 in San Juan County and 25 in McKinley County.

The largest increase in cases on Monday was at the Otero County Prison Facility, where 29 New Mexico Corrections Department inmates tested positive for the coronavirus.

The department of health also reported five additional deaths on Monday, including a San Juan County resident in his 90s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

There have now been 9,845 New Mexicans test positive for COVID-19. Of those people, 4,160 have recovered, 161 are hospitalized and 440 have died.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,705
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 59
  • Cibola County: 185
  • Colfax County: 8
  • Curry County: 83
  • Doña Ana County: 657
  • Eddy County: 47
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 20
  • Lea County: 44
  • Lincoln County: 6
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 29
  • McKinley County: 2,936
  • Otero County: 30
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 59
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 634
  • San Juan County: 2,123
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 173
  • Sierra County: 4
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 33
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 89

The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 108
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 295
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

8:10 a.m.: The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President reported that June 14 saw 57 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths due to the illness.

The latest increase in cases brings the total number to 6,611 while a total of 311 people has died, according to the information released by the president's office at 12:06 a.m. today.

Additional information from the office shows that approximately 3,158 people have recovered and there have been 44,207 individuals who have been tested.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,725
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 612
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 418
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,114
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 960
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,090
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 543
  • Winslow Service Unit: 141

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

The president's office states that the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,233 new COVID-19 cases in Arizona on June 14.

"With the state of Arizona relaxing its precautions and allowing its stay-at-home order to expire, the highly-populated areas are seeing dramatic increases. I cannot stress enough to our Navajo people the importance of staying home as much as possible. It only takes a few people traveling to Phoenix or other hotspots, to catch the virus and start another wave of new cases here on the Navajo Nation. Let's remember that this virus started elsewhere and made its way into the Navajo Nation – people move the virus. If we stay at home, we isolate the virus. Keep wearing your masks – masks save lives," tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

Nez, along with Vice President Myron Lizer, will have a virtual town hall meeting at 10 a.m. June 16 on their office's Facebook page.

Update for Sunday, June 14

4:46 p.m.: New Mexico state health officials Sunday announced 104 additional COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths statewide, according to a release issued this afternoon by the governor’s office.

None of the newly-reported deaths were in San Juan County. The number New Mexico residents who have died due to COVID-19 is now 435, the release stated.

As of today, there are 162 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, and 4,114 people diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

A reporting issue that happens on Sundays means that results some private labs won’t be reported to the state Department of Health until Monday, or later, and thus couldn’t be counted among today’s numbers. 

Those figures will be added to later reports.

These are the most recent cases according to the state Department of Health:

  • 12 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 13 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 16 new cases in McKinley County
  • 14 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 15 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in Valencia County
  • 5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
  • 14 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Sunday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

  • A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County who had underlying conditions.
  • A man in his 90s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. He was a resident of the Camino Healthcare facility in Albuquerque.
  • A woman in her 60s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. 
  • A man in his 80s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

New Mexico has 9,723 confirmed cases of COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,693
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 59
  • Cibola County: 184
  • Colfax County: 7
  • Curry County: 81
  • Doña Ana County: 658
  • Eddy County: 47
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 3
  • Lea County: 42
  • Lincoln County: 6
  • Los Alamos County: 7
  • Luna County: 27
  • McKinley County: 2,912
  • Otero County: 29
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 60
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 630
  • San Juan County: 2,098
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 170
  • Sierra County: 4
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 32
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 89

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 108
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 24

The Department of Health reports these COVID-19 cases among people held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 266
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities in San Juan County:

  • Aztec Health Care in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

Updates for Saturday, June 13

9:30 p.m.:  There are 84 new cases of COVID-19 reported on the Navajo Nation and five more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 308 as of Saturday, according to a release by the Office of the President and Vice President. 

According to the release, 43,970 people have been tested for COVID-19, “which represents 21.4-percent of the Navajo Nation’s population. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 6,554.”

The release states that 11 health care facilities have reported that about 3,131 people have recovered from COVID-19. One health care facility’s report still pending.

"It’s very troubling and disheartening to hear that so many Arizona citizens are contracting COVID-19 in other parts of the state and I believe it’s the direct result of loosening restrictions far too early,” said President Jonathan Nez, who urged residents to continue strict stay-at-home and social distancing practices and to continue wearing face masks in public.

“On the Navajo Nation, we have to stay the course and we have to think of others before we go out into public,” Nez said in the release. “We no longer have the highest number of cases per capita and it’s because we implemented proactive preventative measures that are still in place. We are also testing our people at a much higher rate than anywhere else in the country." 

Vice resident Myron Lizer said science will drive the timeline for reopening the government and loosening restrictions.

"As the leaders of the Navajo Nation, we will continue to rely on the data and the facts as we move forward with this pandemic,” Lizer said in the release. “We are not the experts, but we have many health care and medical experts that guide our decisions on public health orders and other measures … Now is not the time to let up."

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,701
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 609
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 415
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,099
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 957
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,083
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 542
  • Winslow Service Unit: 140

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit

4:15 p.m.: New Mexico health officials reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, including three in San Juan County and 28 in McKinley County. The new cases have raised the number of people who have tested positive for the virus to 9,621 in New Mexico. Of those people, 4,072 have recovered, 172 are hospitalized and 431 have died.

The state reported five new coronavirus-related fatalities on Saturday including a woman in her 70s who was hospitalized but did not have any underlying conditions and a man in his 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,682
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 56
  • Cibola County: 183
  • Colfax County: 7
  • Curry County: 77
  • Doña Ana County: 645
  • Eddy County: 46
  • Grant County: 16
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 3
  • Lea County:41
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 26
  • McKinley County: 2,896
  • Otero County: 30
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 60
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 616
  • San Juan County: 2,083
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 170
  • Sierra County: 4
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 32
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 87

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 108
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 19

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 252
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Friday, June 12

10:24 p.m.: There were 92 new cases of COVID-19 reported today on the Navajo Nation and five new deaths. That brings the number of deaths to 303 as of Friday. The number of positive COVID-19 cases has reached 6,470.

“Reports from 11 health care facilities indicate that approximately 3,094 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with one health care facility report still pending,” the Office of the President and Vice President said in a release tonight.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer urged Navajo citizens to stay home as much as possible to prevent an new spike in new cases, noting that other areas in the state of Arizona are experiencing daily increases in new cases.

"Please do not let your guard down against the coronavirus,” Nez said in the release. “We cannot go back to the way things were before the virus until the daily numbers decrease consistently and we have a vaccine. We must accept all of the preventative measures to keep our families and communities safe. It may be hard to accept the changes, but we have to create a new normal. Listening and encouraging each other will slow the spread.”

Navajo Nation cases by Service Unit:

•    Chinle Service Unit: 1,662

•    Crownpoint Service Unit: 602

•    Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 409

•    Gallup Service Unit: 1,085

•    Kayenta Service Unit: 949

•    Shiprock Service Unit: 1,079

•    Tuba City Service Unit: 536

•    Winslow Service Unit: 140

*  Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit

4:25 p.m.: New Mexico health officials announced 162 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 38 in San Juan County and 49 in McKinley County.

The new cases raise the total to 9,526 statewide. Of those people, 3,983 have recovered, 179 are hospitalized and 426 have died.

The number of fatalities increased by six on Friday, including a San Juan County resident in his 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions and a Cedar Ridge Inn resident in his 80s.

Total cases by county include: 

  • Bernalillo County: 1,669
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 53
  • Cibola County: 180
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 71
  • Doña Ana County: 637
  • Eddy County: 46
  • Grant County: 17
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 2
  • Lea County: 38
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 20
  • McKinley County: 2,870
  • Otero County: 30
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 60
  • Roosevelt County: 53
  • Sandoval County: 609
  • San Juan County: 2,081
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 165
  • Sierra County: 3
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 32
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 87

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Luna County Detention Center: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 98
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 19

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 252
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

The following San Juan County congregate living facilities have had positive cases:

  • Aztec Health Care in Aztec
  • Beehive Homes in Farmington
  • Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington
  • Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington
  • San Juan Center in Farmington
  • Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

Updates for Thursday, June 11

9:25 p.m.: There were 103 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center today. This brings the total number of cases to 6,378 for the Navajo Nation.

Six more people lost their lives to the disease, bringing the death toll to 298.

The information was reported in a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President, which stated that 11 hospitals indicate that approximately 3,063 people was have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 42,341 individuals who have been tested, representing 20.6% of the population on the reservation, according to the release.

The three health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,652
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 597
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 375
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,075
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 944
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,072
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 515
  • Winslow Service Unit: 140

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"Today, the governor of Arizona assured our state's citizens that the health care system is ready and prepared for the surge of new COVID-19 cases. For the Navajo Nation, we do not want to have to implement surge plans because we do not want a second wave of COVID-19. A second wave would devastate the Navajo Nation's health care system and risk the lives of even more of our elders and high-risk citizens. So, let's be smart and make good decisions for ourselves and our loved ones," President Jonathan Nez said in the release.

Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will talk about COVID-19 and the 2020 census count on the Navajo Nation during a virtual town hall meeting at 10 a.m. June 12 on their office's Facebook page.

8 p.m.: Ten more deaths were reported today by state health officials due to the novel coronavirus statewide. Six of those deaths were patients from San Juan County.

There were 121 additional COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 9,367. Eight of those new cases were reported in San Juan County, which as of today has 2,043 diagnosed COVID-19 cases.

There are 189 people hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, and 3,899 people diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state Department of Health released the locations of the most recent cases:

• 31 new cases in Bernalillo County

• 2 new cases in Chaves County

• 2 new cases in Cibola County

• 18 new cases in Doña Ana County

• 3 new cases in Eddy County

• 1 new case in Grant County

• 1 new case in Lea County

• 8 new cases in Luna County

• 14 new cases in McKinley County

• 1 new case in Rio Arriba County

• 5 new cases in Roosevelt County

• 3 new cases in Sandoval County

• 8 new cases in San Juan County

• 2 new cases in Santa Fe County

• 2 new cases in Valencia County

• 2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

• 17 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

• 1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County 

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday also reported 10 more deaths in New Mexico. Those cases are:

• A man in his 60s from Doña Ana County who had been hospitalized.

• A man in his 80s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Jim Wood Home in Hatch.

• A man in his 80s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions and was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.

• A second man in his 80s from McKinley County.

• A woman in her 80s from San Juan County who was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington.

• A woman in her 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.

• A second woman in her 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of Beehive Homes in Farmington.

• A man in his 50s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

• A man in his 90s from San Juan County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility in Farmington.

The state has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities in San Juan County:

• Aztec Health Care in Aztec

• Bear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in Albuquerque

• Beehive Homes in Farmington

• Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington

• Life Care Center of Farmington in Farmington

• San Juan Center in Farmington

• Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Farmington

Including the newly reported cases, New Mexico health officials have now identified a total of 9,367 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,651

Catron County: 2

Chaves County: 52

Cibola County: 172

Colfax County: 6

Curry County: 68

Doña Ana County: 632

Eddy County: 45

Grant County: 16

Guadalupe County: 20

Harding County: 1

Hidalgo County: 1

Lea County: 35

Lincoln County: 5

Los Alamos County: 6

Luna County: 20

McKinley County: 2,822

Otero County: 28

Quay County: 4

Rio Arriba County: 60

Roosevelt County: 51

Sandoval County: 607

San Juan County: 2,043

San Miguel County: 16

Santa Fe County: 161

Sierra County: 3

Socorro County: 55

Taos County: 31

Torrance County: 34

Union County: 5

Valencia County: 86

Updates for Wednesday, June 10

 9 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation are reporting 125 new COVID-19 cases, along with seven additional deaths.

Today's report increases the number of cases to 6,275 and the death toll to 292.

Preliminary reports from 11 hospitals report approximately 2,997 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with one hospital report still pending.

The number of people who have undergone testing is 41,776.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,627
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 591
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 352
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,065
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 934
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,055
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 515
  • Winslow Service Unit: 128

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer continue to caution the Navajo people about letting up their guard too soon while the COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious threat throughout the country," a press release from their office states.

4:30 p.m.: Two San Juan County residents — one in her 70s and the other in his 50s — have died after being hospitalized with coronavirus. They were among the six fatalities state health officials reported on Wednesday, raising the total number of deaths to 410.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 147 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 9,250.

Of those people, 3,806 have recovered and 197 are hospitalized. 

The new cases reported Wednesday include 34 San Juan County residents and 50 McKinley County residents.

Total cases by county include: 

  • Bernalillo County: 1,623
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 50
  • Cibola County: 170
  • Colfax County: 6
  • Curry County: 68
  • Doña Ana County: 615
  • Eddy County: 42
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 34
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 12
  • McKinley County: 2,807
  • Otero County: 28
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 59
  • Roosevelt County: 46
  • Sandoval County: 604
  • San Juan County: 2,034
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 160
  • Sierra County: 3
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 35
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 84

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 273
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 222
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Tuesday, June 9

4:05 p.m.: The New Mexico Department of Health reported 47 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to 9,105. Of those 47 new cases, nine are San Juan County residents and 12 are McKinley County residents.

New Mexico health officials say 3,699 people have recovered from the virus while 404 people have died and 193 people are currently hospitalized.

Four new fatalities were reported Tuesday, including a San Juan County resident in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,612
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 48
  • Cibola County: 169
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 64
  • Doña Ana County: 589
  • Eddy County: 38
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 33
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 12
  • McKinley County: 2,757
  • Otero County: 28
  • Quay County: 4
  • Rio Arriba County: 57
  • Roosevelt County: 45
  • Sandoval County: 604
  • San Juan County: 1,999
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 158
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 35
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 81

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 273
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 222
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Monday, June 8

10 p.m.: There were 90 new cases of COVID-19 reported today on the Navajo Nation. No recent deaths were reported Monday, leaving the death total at 277. 

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 6,110, the Navajo Department of Health reported in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

“Preliminary reports from 11 health care facilities indicate that approximately 2,814 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with one health care facility report still pending,” the release said.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said residents must “stay the course” and keep beating projections of virus spread to avoid a deadly second wave of infections.

"In other parts of Arizona there continues to be increases in new cases of COVID-19 since the Memorial Day weekend,” Nez said in the release. “Here on the Navajo Nation, we are maintaining a steady flattening of the curve in terms of new cases. We can’t let up – this may seem repetitive, but we have to keep saying it over and over so that our people understand the severity and understand that there will be consequences if we allow ourselves to become too relaxed.”

Navajo Nation cases by Service Unit:

· Chinle Service Unit: 1,594

· Crownpoint Service Unit: 576

· Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 347

· Gallup Service Unit: 1,036

· Kayenta Service Unit: 909

· Shiprock Service Unit: 1,021

· Tuba City Service Unit: 492

· Winslow Service Unit: 127

* Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit

4:05 p.m.: New Mexico has passed 9,000 cases of COVID-19. The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus increased by 124 on Monday, including 26 new cases in San Juan County and 50 new cases in McKinley County.

Of the 9,062 New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus, 3,380 have recovered, 183 are hospitalized and 400 have died. 

The number of fatalities increased by four on Monday, including a San Juan County resident in his 30s.

Total cases by county incude:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,600
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 49
  • Cibola County: 168
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 64
  • Doña Ana County: 587
  • Eddy County: 38
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 32
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 12
  • McKinley County: 2,746
  • Otero County: 27
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 57
  • Roosevelt County: 45
  • Sandoval County: 600
  • San Juan County: 1,990
  • San Miguel County: 16
  • Santa Fe County: 155
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 35
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 81

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 219
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Sunday, June 7

10:30 p.m.: The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center are reporting 102 new positive cases for COVID-19.

Today's update brings the number of cases on the Navajo Nation to 6,020. The disease claimed another three lives, raising the death toll to 277.

Preliminary reports from 11 hospitals indicate that approximately 2,727 people have recovered.

The health agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,554
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 573
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 345
  • Gallup Service Unit: 1,020
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 896
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 1,010
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 487
  • Winslow Service Unit: 127

*Eight residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer reminded residents in a press release from their office to stay home, wash hands, wear protective masks when in public, practice social distancing and adhere to the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily curfew.

"In areas of the country that opened up before Memorial Day, they are now seeing spikes in new cases. Don't be foolish and don't let your guard up. This pandemic is far from over and if we become too relaxed then we are certain to see a second wave of the virus. I say this because I want you to be safe and I want our elders to be healthy – hold each other accountable for each other's actions. Please remain diligent and let's keep fighting this virus together," Nez said.

4:40 p.m.: San Juan County saw an increase of 44 new positive COVID-19 cases on Sunday, while the state saw a total of 143 new cases. San Juan County had the largest number of new cases reported on Sunday. McKinley County had the second highest number, with 37 new cases.

The 143 new cases raised the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus to 8,940. Of those people, 3,307 have recovered, 177 are hospitalized and 396 have died.

The 396 fatalities include four new ones reported on Sunday. Two of those deaths were San Juan County residents. One was a Beehive Homes resident in his 80s with underlying medical conditions. The other was a man in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,592
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 49
  • Cibola County: 166
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 62
  • Doña Ana County: 570
  • Eddy County: 35
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 29
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 12
  • McKinley County: 2,694
  • Otero County: 26
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 54
  • Roosevelt County: 42
  • Sandoval County: 597
  • San Juan County: 1,966
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 155
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 35
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 81

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 219
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Saturday, June 6

8:12 p.m.: There are 110 new positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation on June 6. The latest additions raise the total number of cases to 5,918.

Five more people have died related to the disease. The death toll is now 274.

Preliminary reports from 11 hospitals indicate that approximately 2,686 individuals have recovered from the disease.

"Here on the Navajo Nation we must remain diligent, continue to stay home as much as possible, and hold each other accountable for complying with the public health orders. Our healthcare system cannot afford to see another spike, so let’s not let up and let’s keep fighting," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a release from his office.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,528
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 571
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 335
  •  Gallup Service Unit: 1,004
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 881
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 982
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 484
  • Winslow Service Unit: 127

*Six residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

In the press release, Nez's office reminds the public that there is a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. 

Navajo Police Department officers are still enforcing the daily curfew and can issue citations to those who violate the curfew.

4 p.m.: New Mexico saw an increase of 129 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, including 29 in San Juan County and 40 in McKinley County.

A San Juan County resident in his 50s who had COVID-19 as well as underlying conditions was among the five people whose deaths were announced on Friday by state officials.

These five new deaths brings New Mexico to 392 coronavirus-related fatalities.

There have been 8,800 New Mexicans test positive for the disease. Of those, 3,286 have recovered and 176 are currently hospitalized in state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,575
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 49
  • Cibola County: 159
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 62
  • Doña Ana County: 558
  • Eddy County: 30
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 29
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 11
  • McKinley County: 2,657
  • Otero County: 25
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 54
  • Roosevelt County: 42
  • Sandoval County: 585
  • San Juan County: 1,923
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 150
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 55
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 35
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 81

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 275
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 219
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Friday, June 5

10:39 p.m.: There are 78 new positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation today. The latest additions raise the total number of cases to 5,808.

Five more people have died related to the disease. The death toll is now 269.

Preliminary reports from 11 hospitals indicate tat approximately 2,576 individuals have recovered from the disease.

"There are many recoveries, but (we) must still practice preventative measures, such as planning, wearing face masks, washing our hands, maintaining a distance of six feet from others, and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. We must not let our guard down and protect each other," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a release from his office.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,502
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 557
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 324
  • Gallup Service Unit: 980
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 877
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 962
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 474
  • Winslow Service Unit: 126

*Six residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

In the press release, Nez's office reminds the public that there is a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

The release also announced a new public health order to allow "drive-in" gatherings of any size with restrictions.

4:15 p.m.: New Mexico saw an increase of 331 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, including 52 in San Juan County and 77 in McKinley County.

A San Juan County resident in his 60s who had COVID-19 as well as underlying conditions was among the four people whose deaths were announced on Friday by state officials. These four new deaths brings New Mexico to 387 coronavirus-related fatalities.

There have been 8,672 New Mexicans test positive for the disease. Of those, 3,206 have recovered and 175 are currently hospitalized in state.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,559
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 50
  • Cibola County: 152
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 62
  • Doña Ana County: 535
  • Eddy County: 28
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 29
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 11
  • McKinley County: 2,617
  • Otero County: 25
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 54
  • Roosevelt County: 42
  • Sandoval County: 579
  • San Juan County: 1,893
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 150
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 54
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 34
  • Union County: 5
  • Valencia County: 81

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 272
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 219
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Thursday, June 4

10:53 p.m.: Health agencies on the Navajo Nation are reporting today 69 new cases for COVID-19, along with five more deaths.

The total number of cases has reached 5,730 and the number of deaths related to the disease is 264, according to the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center.

Preliminary reports from 10 hospitals indicate the approximately 2,174 people have recovered.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,486
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 551
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 311
  • Gallup Service Unit: 966
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 873
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 949
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 473
  • Winslow Service Unit: 115

*Six residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

The health department will issue another public health emergency order that addresses public gatherings, a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President states.

Details about the order will be provided after it is finalized, the release states.

4:15 p.m.: Two San Juan County residents – one in her 50s and the other in his 80s – who were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions have died of coronavirus.

San Juan County saw an increase of 21 cases on Thursday. The largest increase in cases came at the Otero County Prison Facility where 66 people held by federal agencies and 44 people detained by New Mexico Department of Corrections tested positive for COVID-19.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,543
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 51
  • Cibola County: 148
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 57
  • Doña Ana County: 509
  • Eddy County: 26
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 26
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 9
  • McKinley County: 2,542
  • Otero County: 23
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 52
  • Roosevelt County: 42
  • Sandoval County: 578
  • San Juan County: 1,842
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 150
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 54
  • Taos County: 31
  • Torrance County: 33
  • Union County: 4
  • Valencia County: 80

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 157
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 206
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

3:15 p.m.: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said 218 additional people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state total to 8,353 cases. In addition, there were eight new deaths reported, raising the fatality number to 383.

Updates for Wednesday, June 3

10:10 p.m.: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed an executive order today to extend the closure of the tribal government to July 5.

They also announced that the 57-hour weekend curfews have paused but the nightly curfew remains in effect.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center report 128 new positive cases for COVID-19 and seven more deaths.

The total number of cases has reached 5,661 and the death toll is now 259.

Preliminary reports from 10 hospitals indicate that approximately 2,029 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with more reports still pending.

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,458
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 546
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 301
  • Gallup Service Unit: 949
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 855
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 936
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 471
  • Winslow Service Unit: 114

*31 residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

4:15 p.m.: Three more San Juan County residents have died of the coronavirus, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. Two of them were in their 60s and were hospitalized. They also had underlying medical conditions. The third was a resident of Life Care Center of Farmington who was in her 80s and hospitalized. She also had underlying medical conditions.

There were a total of eight deaths announced on Wednesday and 122 new cases of COVID-19. Of those new cases, seven were San Juan County residents. McKinley County saw the largest increase in cases — 37 new cases.

New Mexico has had 8,140 people test positive for COVID-19. Of those people, 170 are hospitalized, 375 have died and 3,013 have recovered.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,524
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 50
  • Cibola County: 147
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 56
  • Doña Ana County: 488
  • Eddy County: 23
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 26
  • Lincoln County: 5
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 10
  • McKinley County: 2,515
  • Otero County: 22
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 52
  • Roosevelt County: 41
  • Sandoval County: 575
  • San Juan County: 1,821
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 150
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 52
  • Taos County: 30
  • Torrance County: 32
  • Union County: 4
  • Valencia County: 79

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 91
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 162
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Tuesday, June 2

10:57 p.m.: The Navajo Nation has 54 new cases of COVID-19 today along with four additional deaths.

The latest figure brings the total number of positive cases to 5,533 and 252 people have died due to COVID-19. Preliminary reports from nine hospitals indicate approximately 1,960 people have received from the disease.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,423
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 535
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 295
  • Gallup Service Unit: 925
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 850
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 907
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 464
  • Winslow Service Unit: 103

*31 residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

"The Navajo Nation health care facilities continue to test our citizens at a greater rate per capita than any state in the country. We are capturing the data for recoveries, and it gives us hope to keep fighting for our families and communities by staying home, staying six feet away from others, washing our hands, and cleaning and disinfecting our homes and items that we bring home from the store. We must practice all preventive measures to minimize COVID-19 exposure," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a press release from his office.

4:30 p.m.: New Mexico saw 227 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 42 new cases in San Juan County.

The largest increase in cases was at the Otero County Prison Facility, where 116 New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates tested positive for the coronavirus.

The New Mexico Department of Health also reported five coronavirus-related deaths, including one San Juan County resident in her 50s who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

New Mexico has had 8,024 residents test positive for the disease. Of those residents, 367 have died, 182 are hospitalized and 2,960 have recovered.

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,499
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 51
  • Cibola County: 145
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 55
  • Doña Ana County: 479
  • Eddy County: 23
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 26
  • Lincoln County: 4
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 9
  • McKinley County: 2,480
  • Otero County: 22
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 49
  • Roosevelt County: 41
  • Sandoval County: 572
  • San Juan County: 1,813
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 148
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 52
  • Taos County: 30
  • Torrance County: 32
  • Union County: 4
  • Valencia County: 77

In addition, the department of health is reporting the following number of cases among people held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico:

  • Cibola County Correctional Center: 2
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 66
  • Otero County Processing Center: 92
  • Torrance County Detention Facility: 18

Health officials are also reporting the following number of cases among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates:

  • Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1
  • Otero County Prison Facility: 162
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1

Updates for Monday, June 1

10:59 p.m.: Today's report from health agencies on the Navajo Nation states there were 131 new cases for COVID-19 as well as two additional deaths.

There are now 5,479 positive cases and 248 deaths attributed to the disease, according to the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center

The agencies shifted reporting the number of cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,415
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 534
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 292
  • Gallup Service Unit: 922
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 828
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 894
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 460
  • Winslow Service Unit: 103

*31 residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

Preliminary reports from nine hospitals indicate that approximately 1,920 people have received from COVID-19, with more reports pending, according to a press release from the Office of the President and Vice President.

4:15 p.m.: Two San Juan County residents – one in her 50s and one in his 60s – are among the six coronavirus-related deaths announced Monday by state officials. Both people were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

New Mexico saw an increase of 113 cases on Monday, including 37 in San Juan County and 35 in McKinley County.

The new cases brought the number of New Mexicans who have tested positive for the virus to 7,800. Of those people, 2,888 have recovered, 362 have died and 191 are hospitalized. 

Total cases by county include:

  • Bernalillo County: 1,486
  • Catron County: 2
  • Chaves County: 50
  • Cibola County: 143
  • Colfax County: 5
  • Curry County: 53
  • Doña Ana County: 476
  • Eddy County: 24
  • Grant County: 15
  • Guadalupe County: 20
  • Harding County: 1
  • Hidalgo County: 1
  • Lea County: 26
  • Lincoln County: 2
  • Los Alamos County: 6
  • Luna County: 8
  • McKinley County: 2,451
  • Otero County: 22
  • Quay County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 48
  • Roosevelt County: 42
  • Sandoval County: 568
  • San Juan County: 1,771
  • San Miguel County: 15
  • Santa Fe County: 144
  • Sierra County: 1
  • Socorro County: 51
  • Taos County: 29
  • Torrance County: 32
  • Union County: 4
  • Valencia County: 74

7:52 a.m.: There were 98 new cases for COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation on May 31, along with five additional deaths.

Yesterday's update brings the total number of cases to 5,348 and the total number of deaths attributed to the disease to 246.

Preliminary reports from nine hospitals indicated that approximately 1,840 people have recovered from COVID-19 and more reports are pending, according to a press release on Sunday from the Office of the President and Vice President.

The Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Epidemiology Center shifted reporting the number of positive cases in each county that comprises tribal land in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to reporting cases in the eight service units under the Navajo Area IHS.

Cases by service unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 1,392
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 520
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit: 287
  • Gallup Service Unit: 888
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 813
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 862
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 452
  • Winslow Service Unit: 103

*31 residences are not specific enough to place them accurately in a service unit

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