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Posted: July 2, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 1, 2021

4 new cases, 29,616 recoveries, and no recent deaths 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 four new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,354 as previously reported. The report indicates that 29,616 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 281,904 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,008. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,633
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,978
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,683
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,912
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,747
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,279
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,765
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,992

* 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 472 new cases, Utah reported 540, and New Mexico reported 87 cases.

“For over one year, our health care experts have given us the tools and guidance needed to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Everyone has a personal responsibility to continue taking precautions and keeping themselves safe. We are encouraging all Navajo Nation residents to stay local this holiday weekend due to the growing spread of the Delta variants in regions off the Navajo Nation. Our best tool to push back on the variants is to get fully vaccinated and take precautions. We are in this together and we are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time,” 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. 

“Remain diligent and keep pushing back on COVID-19 together. Our health care workers continue to do everything they can to help our people and to prevent the spread of the variants. Please keep taking precautions and get vaccinated. 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 NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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