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Posted: May 26, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 25, 2021

6 new cases, 29,426 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, 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 one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,302 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 29,426 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 272,660 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,785, including one delayed reported case.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,596
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,959
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,663
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,883
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,729
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,212
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,738
  • 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 Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 500 new cases, Utah reported 185, and New Mexico reported 186 cases. 

“The Navajo Nation is working hard to get as many of our people vaccinated for COVID-19 as possible. We are currently in “Yellow Status” and we are making progress, but we need more of our people to get vaccinated to get us closer to our goal of community immunity. Together, we are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time, but we have to remain cautious and be mindful that there are variants in our communities that continue to pose risks for us all. 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 in this together and we are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic day by day, but we must remain diligent and keep pushing forward. The vaccines are playing a big part in protecting our people and reducing the impacts of the virus. Please remain diligent and keep praying for our people, our frontline workers, and our communities,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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