On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 8,076 new cases, Utah reported 3,692, and New Mexico reported 1,803 new cases.
The Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend lockdown will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14. All residents of the Navajo Nation are required to remain home during the weekend lockdown except for essential workers who are required to report to work.
Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:
- Chinle Service Unit: 3,769
- Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,067
- Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 2,088
- Gallup Service Unit: 3,221
- Kayenta Service Unit: 1,920
- Shiprock Service Unit: 3,176
- Tuba City Service Unit: 1,970
- Winslow Service Unit: 1,189
- 20 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.
“We have to remain united in the fight against COVID-19 and we have to do more to help our health care workers. Right now, our hospitals and health care workers are overwhelmed due to the high level of new COVID-19 cases. If we stay home more, we help to isolate the virus and reduce the spread of the virus. Please stay strong and continue to pray for our people,” said Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer.
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved and authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19. The Navajo Nation is expected to receive 3,900 doses, which will arrive Monday.