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Posted: May 6, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 5, 2021

7 new cases, 29,201 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Wednesday, 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 no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,282 as previously reported. Reports indicate that 29,201 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. According to the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the recovery number has been revised to improve estimates on the number of cases who survived the initial COVID-19 illness and are no longer contagious. 266,930 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,550.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,580
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,940
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,633
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,841
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,712
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,136
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,714
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 742 new cases, Utah reported 480, and New Mexico reported 214 cases.

“Our daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases have remained consistently low compared to where we were one year ago. The improvement we are seeing is due to the Navajo people, our frontline warriors, and the effectiveness of the vaccines. We are in this fight together against the virus and we are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time. Please remain strong, remain diligent, and keep taking precautions to stay safe and healthy. We have to keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the variants by getting vaccinated, wearing masks, social distancing, washing your hands often, and avoiding large in-person gatherings,” 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. 

“Our health care workers continue to do amazing work that is helping us to reach community immunity. We are nearing that goal, but we need more of our people to get vaccinated. Our health care facilities and CHR’s are doing their best to get out into the communities, including rural areas, to provide the vaccines. So please consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t already,” 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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