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Posted: June 8, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2021

3 new cases, 29,509 recoveries, 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 three new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,329 as previously reported. Reports indicate that 29,509 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 275,888 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,886.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,612
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,968
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,670
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,902
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,738
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,241
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,748
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,988

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

On Monday, the state of Arizona reported 374 new cases, Utah reported 174, and New Mexico reported 262 cases, which includes the weekend and Monday.

“The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in reducing the impacts of the virus and hospitalizations. We can attribute the Navajo Nation’s steady decline and consistent low numbers of daily cases to the vaccines and to the hard work of the Navajopeople and our health care workers. Although we are seeing consistent improvements, we have to keep our guard up and continue to be very cautious in our daily activities. Please be safe and keep pushing back on the virus by wearing masks in public and taking all 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. 

“We are in this together and we are overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic day by day. Please continue to support one another and encourage your loved ones to receive the vaccine if you have not already. Please remain diligent and keep taking precautions, and most importantly, keep praying for 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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