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Posted: June 25, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 24, 2021

2 new cases, 29,584 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 NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported two new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,348 as of Thursday. The report indicates that 29,584 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 280,242 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,976. 

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: 4,909
  • 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 Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 626 new cases, Utah reported 462, and New Mexico reported 82 cases.  

“In the state of Utah, reports indicate that as much as 85-percent of new cases of COVID-19 are among unvaccinated individuals. This trend is accurate for areas across the country as well. It is very important that we get more of our people fully vaccinated in order to push back on COVID-19 and the variants. The Delta variant is creating many concerns across the United States, so please be safe and keep wearing your masks in public. We are in this together, so let’s think of our elders and our loved ones and do everything we can to protect them from this virus,” said NavajoNation 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 what we are trying hard to accomplish. If you know of someone who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine, please encourage them to do so. Keep taking precautions and keep praying for our people and our communities. Thank you to all of the health care workers and first responders who continue to fight for all of us each day,” 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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