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Posted: May 23, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 22, 2021

12 new cases, 29,376 recoveries, and two more deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 12 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,299 as of Saturday. Reports indicate that 29,376 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 271,870 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,767, including two delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,594
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,955
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,661
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,883
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,728
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,204
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,737
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,986

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

On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 645 new cases, Utah reported 262, and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“Keep taking precautions and consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t already. When you wear a mask, you are being a warrior because you’re protecting yourself and others from the virus. Please continue to wear masks in public, wash your hands often, practice social distancing, avoid large in-person gatherings, and limit travel as much as possible,” 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. 

“We are this together so please continue to take precautions and to support one another. Thank you to all of our health care workers for working through the weekend to save lives and to administer the vaccines. Be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers and our Nation,” 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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