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Posted: April 5, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 4, 2021

7 new cases, 16,423 recoveries, and one more death 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 seven new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,258 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 16,423 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 255,452 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,172, including one delayed reported case. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,529
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,881
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,600
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,767
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,676
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,067
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,662
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,972

* 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 464 new cases, Utah reported 344, and New Mexico’s report was not yet available. 

“Our daily numbers continue to fluctuate, but our preventative measures should always remain consistent to help keep us all safe. Be mindful that we have variants across the country and one here on the Navajo Nation that we know of. We have to stay the course and keep taking all precautions every day to protect our loved ones and others. We are in this together. Please stay home as much as possible, wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid large in-person gatherings, and wash your hands with soap and water often,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Nez-Lizer Administration will hold an online town hall on Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. (MST) on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page and YouTube channel to provide additional COVID-19 updates.

“We hope that everyone is having a safe and enjoyable Easter holiday. We are very grateful to all of the health care workers and first responders that continue to work through the holiday to serve and protect our people. Please be safe and continue to take all precautions to prevent the further spread of 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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