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Posted: June 7, 2021

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. Photo: Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 6, 2021

7 new cases and one more death related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, 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 one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,333 as of Sunday. A full report will be available on Monday.

On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 507 new cases, Utah reported 223, and New Mexico will report its weekend cases on Monday. 

“Our vaccination rate on the Navajo Nation is gradually increasing, but we can and should do better. There are still a substantial percentage of eligible individuals who have not received the vaccine. If you or a loved one has not been vaccinated for COVID-19, please do your best to encourage them and inform them of the effectiveness of the vaccines. Here on the Navajo Nation, we still have variants in our communities, so please be safe and keep taking precautions including wearing masks in public,” 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. 

“The IHS and 638 health care facilities on the Navajo Nation offer many opportunities to receive the vaccines through their drive-thru events or by appointment. Please consider getting vaccinated to help keep us all safe and healthy. We are in this together, and we are overcoming this COVID-19 pandemic day by day. Be safe and keep praying,” 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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