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Posted: June 1, 2021

Memorial Day on the Navajo Nation on May 31, 2021. Photo: Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 31, 2021

2 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported two new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,322 as previously reported. The full report is not available due to the holiday.

On Monday, the state of Arizona reported 361 new cases, Utah reported 143, and New Mexico will report its weekend numbers on Tuesday.  

“Continue to take precautions and make good decisions for yourself and others. We are making progress, but we are not out of the COVID-19 pandemic yet. On the Navajo Nation, we have variants that continue to pose risks in our communities, so please be very cautious. Please continue to wear masks in public and please get vaccinated if you are eligible and have not done so already. We are in this together,” 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. 

“Thank you to all of our first responders for working through the holiday weekend as we honor and remember our fallen warriors. Be safe and continue to pray for our health care workers and all frontline warriors. We are overcoming this pandemic one day at a time, but we have to continue to take precautions,” 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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