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Posted: June 9, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 8, 2021

0 new cases, 29,509 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported zero new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,333 as previously reported. Reports indicate that 29,509 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 276,255 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 Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 414 new cases, Utah reported 252, and New Mexico reported 79 cases.

“Our goal right now is to get at least 70-75 percent of our Navajo Nation residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as quickly as possible. Every health care facility on the Navajo Nation has the vaccines available, so please get vaccinated if you haven’t already. The vaccines are highly-effective against the virus and it’s one of the primary main reasons we are seeing consistent low numbers of new infections. We’ve lifted some restrictions in recent weeks, but we have to continue to be very careful and continue to wear masks in public. We are in this fight against COVID-19 together and we are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time,” 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’re seeing consistent low numbers of new cases of COVID-19 and that is thanks to the Navajo people, our health care workers, and all of our leaders working together to implement public health emergency orders and adhering to them. We have to continue to take precautions as we emerge from this pandemic and please consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t yet. Be safe and continue to pray for our Nation,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

The Nez-Lizer Administration will host an online town hall on Wednesday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page and YouTube channel to provide more COVID-19 updates.

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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