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Posted: July 8, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 7, 2021

8 new cases, 29,642 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 eight 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 29,642 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 283,123 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,043. 

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: 4,919
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,752
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,287
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 373 new cases, Utah reported 394 cases, and New Mexico reported 83 cases.

“As we begin to welcome visitors and tourists back to the Navajo Nation, we have to keep our guard up and continue to take precautions to prevent another surge in COVID-19 cases. We ask all visitors and tourists to adhere to our public health orders including the mask mandate that requires everyone to wear a mask in public. Getting fully vaccinated is the key to preventing the spread of the virus and protecting ourselves. We have a large majority of our Navajo Nation residents fully vaccinated, but we need more to receive the vaccine to help push back on the Delta variant that is spreading across the country. Be safe and keep praying for our Nation,” 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. 

“Welcoming visitors and tourists back into the Navajo Nation is great for them and for our Navajo business owners, but we have to be cautious and be mindful of the Delta variant. Please wear a mask in public and keep yourselves safe. We are in this together and we are overcoming the pandemic day by day thanks to our health care warriors and first responders. Please be safe and continue to pray 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 Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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