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Posted: March 7, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 6, 2021

16 new cases, 16,153 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 16 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,198 as of Saturday. Reports indicate that 16,153 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 246,277 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 29,857, including three delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,494
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,857
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,556
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,721
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,639
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,011
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,620
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,941

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

On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 1,735 new cases, Utah reported 570, and New Mexico reported 288 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. The Navajo Department of Health issued Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-04, continuing the Navajo Nation’s stay-at-home order and daily curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (MST), seven days a week. The latest order is in effect until March 15 at 5:00 a.m. (MST). 

On Saturday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish visited vaccination events at Sage Memorial Hospital in Ganado, Ariz. and Fire Rock Navajo Casino parking lot in Church Rock, N.M. to show their support for health care workers who continue to administer vaccines across the Navajo Nation. 

“The public health experts continue to urge everyone to keep wearing masks, avoiding large crowds, practicing social distancing, and staying home as much as possible. It’s unfortunate that some states are beginning to let up on COVID-19 restrictions. The Arizona Governor lifted restrictions on indoor capacity limits for many businesses, but here on the Navajo Nation we continue to restrict indoor dining and other non-essential businesses to continue bringing down the number of new infections. We are in this fight against COVID-19 together and everyone has to do their part. COVID-19 variants continue to spread so please be safe and continue to pray for our people. Continue to stay home as much as possible, wear one or two masks in public, avoid large in-person gatherings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water,” said President 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. 

“We are in this together and it takes all of us working together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. We are very thankful to all of the health care workers who are working around the clock to save lives and administer the vaccines as quickly as possible. The more people that are vaccinated, the greater protection we have against the virus. Please be safe and keep praying for our health care workers, those who are fighting the virus, and all of our communities,” 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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