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Posted: July 20, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 19, 2021

6 new cases, 29,741 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 Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported six new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,366. The report indicates that 29,741 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 286,611 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,201.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,666
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,990
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,701
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,947
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,768
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,311
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,803
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,996

* 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 1,034 new cases. The state of Utah reported 1,552 new cases and New Mexico reported 378 new cases, which includes the weekend and Monday. 

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky recently stated that this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. The data across the country shows that the large majority of new positive COVID-19 cases are those individuals who are not fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, not guaranteed, but they are effective. We have a very high vaccination rate here on the Navajo Nation, but we have to do more to encourage more of our people to get fully vaccinated. We also have to continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask in public and being very cautious in public. We are in this together and we have to keep supporting one another and keep praying,” 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. 

“The numbers are beginning to fluctuate a little each day, but we should not be discouraged and we should not let our guard down. We have to stay strong and keep fighting back against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Be very cautious when out in public and please continue to support one another. Be safe and keep praying,” 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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