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Posted: July 10, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 9, 2021

14 new cases, 29,644 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 14 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is 1,358 as of Friday. The report indicates that 29,644 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 283,808 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,081. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,644
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,986
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,685
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,925
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,754
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,288
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,787
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,993

* 19 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

On Friday, the state of Arizona reported 921 new cases, Utah reported 655 cases, and New Mexico reported 125 cases.

“The numbers of COVID-19 cases are rising in the Four Corners states, especially in Arizona and Utah. If you travel off the Navajo Nation, we strongly urge you to wear a mask in public at all times. The Delta variant is now the dominant strain across the country, and it has been reported here on the Navajo Nation as well. Personal responsibility is the key to staying safe and reducing the spread of the variants. Our health care experts have given us the guidance and resources to protect ourselves, so it’s our responsibility as individuals to adhere to their guidance. T’áá Hwó Ají Téego, self-reliance, is the teaching of our elders. Keep your guard up and get vaccinated if you haven’t already,” 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. 

“Please continue to wear your masks in public. We are in this together and we will overcome the pandemic, but it will take all of us working together and getting more of our people vaccinated. Our health care workers are sacrificing for all of us, so let’s help them by taking precautions and keeping ourselves safe. Be safe and continue to pray,” 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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