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Posted: June 22, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2021

0 new cases, 29,566 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 NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported zero new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,346 as previously reported. The report indicates that 29,566 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 279,064 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,967. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,624
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,976
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,675
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,906
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,742
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,272
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,762
  • 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 Monday, the state of Arizona reported 384 new cases, Utah reported 160, and New Mexico reported 264 cases including the weekend and Monday.  

“Reports indicate that the variants, including the Delta variant, are mostly impacting people who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19. Our vaccination rate is high here on the Navajo Nation, but we have to do more to encourage more of our people to get fully vaccinated. It’s also important that we continue to be careful and to take precautions, including wearing a mask in public, even after being fully vaccinated. A big thank you to all of our health care workers and first responders for continuing to fight for our people each day. Please be safe and keep pushing back on COVID-19,” 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 and we are getting closer and closer, but we need more people to receive the vaccine. Our Navajo people and our frontline workers have done a great job mitigating the virus and reducing our number of infections. Please continue to be safe, take precautions, and to pray for our people and 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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