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Posted: May 3, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 2, 2021

6 new cases, 16,585 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 six new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,281 as previously reported. Reports indicate that 16,585 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 265,659 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,514.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,580
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,940
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,631
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,839
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,710
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,124
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,696
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,975

* 19 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 356 new cases, Utah reported 279, and New Mexico will report weekend cases on Monday. 

“Please remain diligent and remain supportive of one another. Mental health is another key concern for many people, so please do your best to support one another and keep praying. We are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time, but it will require more of our people to get fully vaccinated before we reach community immunity. We have to keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the variants by getting vaccinated, wearing masks, social distancing, washing your hands often, avoiding large in-person gatherings, and limiting travel,” 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 vaccines are widely available on the Navajo Nation, so please consider receiving the vaccine if you haven’t already. A big thank you to all of our health care workers who continue to work around the clock to vaccinate people and to save lives. 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 Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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