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Posted: March 27, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 26, 2021

9 new cases and 2 more deaths related to COVID-19 as latest report shows over 210,000 vaccine doses administered, and nearly 89,000 fully vaccinated

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, 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 two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,245 as of Friday. Reports indicate that 16,336 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 252,464 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,040.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,522
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,869
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,583
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,751
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,653
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,035
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,643
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,966

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

On Friday, the state of Arizona reported 571 new cases, Utah reported 453, and New Mexico reported 238 new cases. On Friday, Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported that 238,085 total vaccine doses have been received, 210,750 administered, which represents nearly 89-percent. 88,891 individuals have been fully vaccinated.  

“We have to continue making progress through vaccinations and by adhering to the precautionary measures and protocols issued by the health care experts. Approximately half of the adult population on the Navajo Nation has been fully vaccinated and our health care workers continue to offer more vaccines seven days a week. The more people who get vaccinated, the closer we are to reaching herd immunity. We have to stay focused and minimize travel and other activities that increase the risks of COVID-19. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 variants, the safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Stay home as much as possible, wear one or two masks, 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 COVID-19 variants continue to pose risks for all of us across the country, so please remain diligent and continue to take all precautions. Please do your best to keep the elders in your family updated to help keep them safe as well. We appreciate all of the hard work of our health care workers, first responders, Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Area IHS, FEMA, and many others who provide support each and every day. Keep praying and keep supporting one another,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

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

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