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Posted: March 22, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2021

9 new cases, 16,326 recoveries, and no recent 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 nine new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,233 as previously reported on Saturday. Reports indicate that 16,326 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 250,930 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,007.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,515
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,869
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,576
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,745
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,649
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,028
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,642
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,965

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

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On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 488 new cases, Utah reported 375, and New Mexico reported 176 new cases. 

“If you haven’t already received one of the COVID-19 vaccines, we strongly encourage you to consider receiving the vaccine to help protect yourself and others. If you have received the vaccine, you have to remember that although the vaccines are highly effective it does not guarantee that you will not become infected with the virus. You must continue to take all precautions to help keep you safe. Now is not the time to take vacations or to begin holding large in-person gatherings due to the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 variants in many states. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Please continue to stay home as much as possible, wear one or two masks in public and near others who do not reside under the same household as you, avoid large crowds and gatherings, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often,” 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 recent data shows very good improvements from where we were two and three months ago. In order to maintain the progress that we’ve made, we must continue to protect ourselves and continue listening to the health care experts. Please do not let up your guard and please help to inform your elders. Pray for our health care workers, frontline warriors, 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014.

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