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Posted: June 19, 2021

The capital of the Navajo Nation is located in Window Rock, Arizona, named for its famed natural feature. Photo: Ben FrantzDale

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2021

6 new cases and three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported six new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,346 as of Saturday. A full report will be available on Monday.

On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 641 new cases, Utah reported 290, and New Mexico will report its weekend cases on Monday. 

“We are in this together, so please take precautions and wear a mask in order to protect yourselves and others. If you or a loved one has not been vaccinated, please make arrangements to receive the vaccine to help keep everyone safe. Our goal is community immunity, but we need more people to get vaccinated to reach that goal. Please be safe this weekend as you celebrate Father’s Day. We wish all of our Navajo people an enjoyable and safe time with family,” 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. 

“Our health care workers continue to administer the vaccines and to save lives through this holiday weekend, so please help them by taking precautions. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers and grandfathers! We wish you all a wonderful time with your loved ones. Be safe and keep praying for our people,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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