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Posted: April 12, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 11, 2021

10 new cases, 16,430 recoveries, and no 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 10 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no new deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,262 as of Sunday. Reports indicate that 16,430 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 257,845 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,265.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,536
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,916
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,607
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,769
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,684
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,086
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,675
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,974

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

The Navajo Department of Health issued Public Health Emergency Order No. 2021-008 on Friday, reinstating the Stay-At-Home order requiring all residents of the Navajo Nation to stay home and refrain from unnecessary travel to help limit the further spread of COVID-19 and the variants. The new public health order is available online at: The daily curfew remains in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (MDT). 

“Stay home, stay safe, save lives. With the reinstatement of the Stay-At-Home order, we are urging everyone to push back on the COVID-19 variants that were recently detected in our communities. These variants are more easily transmissible between people, so it’s very important that more of our residents get vaccinated as well. Our health care workers are fighting for us each and every day, so please help them by taking all precautions to remain safe and healthy. Stay home as much as possible, wear a mask, avoid large 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. 

“As we see our numbers of new COVID-19 cases fluctuate, we have to remain consistent in taking the precautions put forth by our health experts. We have made a lot of progress since the start of the pandemic and we are overcoming it one day at a time. Please pray for strength and the endurance to keep fighting COVID-19 and for all of those who are fighting for their health at this moment. Be safe and continue to pray,” 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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