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Posted: March 1, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

February 28, 2021

14 new cases, 16,097 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 14 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,170 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 16,097 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 244,229 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 29,740, including seven delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,469
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,854
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,537
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,696
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,631
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,005
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,601
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,929

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


On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 1,075 new cases, Utah reported 465, and New Mexico reported 245 new cases. The Navajo Nation’s daily curfew remains in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (MST) seven days a week.

“It’s good to see improving numbers, but it worries me that some people may become complacent and let their guard up. We cannot that happen as it did in the past, particularly after the three-day Labor Day weekend. Everyone must continue to take all precautions and to hold one another accountable for wearing masks, staying home as much as possible, avoiding gatherings and crowds, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands often. Vaccinations continue and we hope to see more and more of our people taking advantage of the opportunities to receive the vaccine. Please stay strong and continue to pray for our people and health care workers as well,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Health care facilities across the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines during drive-thru events or by appointment. If you would like to receive the vaccine, please contact your health care provider for more information for your Service Unit.

“The longer the pandemic continues the great concern there is for the mental health of our Navajo people. Please remember that there are resources available through our health care facilities, Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services, and hopefully among friends and family. Please continue to pray for all of the families that are grieving and those who are recovering from COVID-19,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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