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Posted: July 30, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 29, 2021

13 new cases, 29,867 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 13 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,374. The report indicates that 29,867 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 290,396 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,351, including one delayed reported case. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,704
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,999
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,720
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,969
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,782
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,334
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,820
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,004

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

On Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 1,759 new cases, Utah reported 1,113 cases, and New Mexico reported 401 new cases. 

“The number of new COVID-19 cases are rising in the states of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona once again, due to the spread of the Delta variant. If you travel off the Nation or to border towns, please wear a mask in public at all times. A lot of the new cases reported here on the Navajo Nation stem from people who travel to cities and towns off the Navajo Nation, become infected, and return home and spread the virus to family members. We know how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 thanks to the guidance of our public health experts, but it ultimately comes down to our individual choices and actions. We are in this together, so please take all precautions to keep yourselves and others safe,” 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. 

“Be safe and continue to follow all safety protocols issued by our health care experts. Numbers are rising in many states, but that doesn’t mean that numbers have to rise here on the Navajo Nation. We have to remain strong and focused on staying safe. Please take precautions and please keep praying for our people and our frontline workers,” 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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