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Posted: July 7, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 6, 2021

7 new cases, 29,639 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported seven new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,357 as previously reported. The report indicates that 29,639 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 282,715 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,035. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,636
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,984
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,684
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,917
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,747
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,286
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,770
  • 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 Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 900 new cases. Utah reported 1,149 cases and New Mexico reported 203 cases, over the three-day weekend.

“Today, we signed a resolution lifting certain restrictions that will allow parks and schools to reopen under safety protocols and requirements. We’ve had consistent low numbers of COVID-19 infections and lower numbers of deaths over the last few months, but we are not out of the pandemic yet. We remain cautiously optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, but we have to continue to keep our guard up and to get more of our people fully vaccinated. Please remember that the mask mandate is still in place for the entire Navajo Nation, including visitors and tourists. Please continue to take precautions and stay safe as we move forward,” 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. 

“We continue to emerge from the pandemic thanks to our Navajo people and all of our frontline workers. Our health care workers continue to vaccinate our people at a high rate, but we still need more to get fully vaccinated. We must remain diligent and keep taking precautions that support the overall health of our people. Please be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers, our leaders, and all of our people,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

The Nez-Lizer Administration will host an online town hall on Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page and YouTube channel to provide more updates.

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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