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Posted: June 12, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 11, 2021

8 new cases, 29,518 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 eight new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,334 as previously reported. Reports indicate that 29,518 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 277,172 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,914.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,613
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,971
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,671
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,903
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,740
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,252
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,989

* 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 422 new cases, Utah reported 266, and New Mexico reported 130 cases. 

“Keeping taking precautions and be very careful if you have to travel. We have to be mindful that we are still in this pandemic and that COVID-19 is still in our communities. Wear a mask in public and please get vaccinated, so that we can continue to recover from this pandemic. This weekend, there are opportunities to receive the vaccine in several areas, so please help to inform your loved ones. We are in this together and community immunity is our goal,” 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 health care workers and everyone who supports COVID-19 patients and helps to save lives. We have to do more to get more of our Navajo people fully vaccinated, so that we can overcome this virus and move forward. Please be safe and keep taking 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 NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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