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Posted: May 29, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2021

10 new cases, 29,454 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, 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 recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,318 as previously reported. Reports indicate that 29,454 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 273,710 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,825.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,596
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,961
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,668
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,896
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,734
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,226
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,739
  • 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 Friday, the state of Arizona reported 807 new cases, Utah reported 270, and New Mexico reported 124 cases. 

“Stay safe and take all precautions during the Memorial Day weekend. Our Navajo people and our frontline warriors have done so much to get us to where we are now with low numbers of new infections. We do not want to see an increase in new infections following the holiday weekend, so please make good decisions that keep us all safe and healthy. Wear a mask at all times in public and do not be careless if you must travel. There are variants in every part of the country and here on the Navajo Nation that continue to pose risks for us all. Please be safe and continue to take precautions,” 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. 

“Please enjoy the holiday weekend safely with your loved ones and take precautions. We are not out of this pandemic yet. Please remain diligent and keep pushing back on the virus. Be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers and all of our people,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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