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Posted: June 18, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 17, 2021

12 new cases, 29,555 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 12 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,343, which includes one delayed reported death. The report indicates that 29,555 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 278,551 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,948. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,621
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,976
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,674
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,904
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,741
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,266
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,991

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

On Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 332 new cases, Utah reported 369, and New Mexico reported 106 cases.

“As we approach the Father’s Day holiday, we ask all of our Navajo people to remain diligent and to be cautious as you celebrate this special occasion this Sunday. We have lost over 1,300 of our people and many of them were fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers, so let’s honor them by continuing to take precautions to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have to keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the variants by taking simple precautions like wearing a mask in public and by getting fully vaccinated. The mask mandate remains in place across the Navajo Nation, so please remind your loved ones and others. 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. 

“Community immunity is our goal here on the Navajo Nation and our health care workers are doing a great job to get us to that point. The workers on the frontlines continue to work seven days a week to save lives, so please remember them and their sacrifices. We all have to remain cautious and protect ourselves from COVID-19 and the variants. Please be safe and keep praying for our Nation,” 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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