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Posted: June 24, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 23, 2021

2 new cases, 29,582 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported two new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,347 as previously reported. The report indicates that 29,582 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 279,985 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,974. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,627
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,977
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,675
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,907
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,742
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,274
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 490 new cases, Utah reported 527, and New Mexico reported 76 cases.  

“Reports indicate that the Delta variant, which was first detected in the country of India, now accounts for approximately 20-percent of new COVID-19 cases in the United States. There are currently no confirmed cases of the Delta variant on the Navajo Nation, but our health care experts continue to monitor. It appears that people who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are especially vulnerable to the Delta variant and other variants, so please encourage your loved ones to get fully vaccinated if they are not already. We have to keep our guard up and keep pushing back on the variants, including those that have been identified here on the Navajo Nation. We are in this together, so please keep taking precautions including wearing a mask in public,” 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. 

“The more of our Navajo people that get vaccinated, the safer we are in the long-term. COVID-19 continues to produce more variants around the world, but we can push back on those variants by getting the vaccine and continuing to be very careful. Please be safe and keep praying for our communities, frontline workers, and all of 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 NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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