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Posted: July 27, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2021

8 new cases, 29,817 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 eight new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,372. The report indicates that 29,817 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 288,969 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,305.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,691
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,995
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,714
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,964
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,779
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,325
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,815
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,003

* 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 1,441 new cases. Utah reported 2,269 cases and New Mexico reported 632 new cases, which includes weekend and Monday’s case numbers combined.

“Mask up and get fully vaccinated. The Delta variant is in our communities and all across the country. Our best defense and most effective way of pushing back on the variants is to get fully vaccinated. The large majority of new cases and deaths involve people who are not vaccinated. If you visit loved ones who do not live in the same household, please wear a mask and take precautions. We are not out of the pandemic. Please be safe and continue to take precautions,” 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. 

“Keep taking safety measures where ever you go and please wear a mask in public. There’s a growing number of cases that involve the Delta variant, so keep your guard up at all times. Our health care workers have never stopped fighting for us, so let’s keep fighting for them by keeping ourselves safe and healthy. Please pray and be safe,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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