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Posted: July 13, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 12, 2021

4 new cases, 29,660 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported four new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,361 as previously reported. The report indicates that 29,660 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 284,178 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,100. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,644
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,987
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,686
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,929
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,757
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,292
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,792
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,994

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

On Monday, the state of Arizona reported 122 new cases. For Saturday, Sunday, and Monday combined, the state of Utah reported 1,238 new cases, and New Mexico reported 301 cases.

“Keep your guard up and keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the Delta variant. We can do that by getting more of our people fully vaccinated. So, if you know someone in your family who has not received the vaccine, please talk to them, inform them of the effectiveness of the vaccines, and encourage them to receive it. I commend our Navajo people and all of our frontline warriors for the tremendous job they have done throughout this pandemic, but we must continue to take precautions and wear a mask in public. To all of our visitors and tourists, please adhere to the NavajoNation’s public health emergency orders and wear a mask in public at all times,” 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 are in this together and we are overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic one day at a time, but we must remain very cautious and continue to practice safety measures to prevent the spread of the variants. The sooner we get more of our people fully vaccinated, the sooner our numbers of cases will decrease. Please 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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