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Posted: July 31, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 30, 2021

26 new cases, 29,882 recoveries, and no recent deaths 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 26 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,374. The report indicates that 29,882 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 290,438 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,377. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,704
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,002
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,723
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,979
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,783
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,338
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,821
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,008

* 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 1,965 new cases, Utah reported 1,211 cases, and New Mexico reported 331 new cases. 

“The Delta variant is a growing threat in all areas around the Navajo Nation. If you travel off the Nation, keep wearing your masks even if others aren’t. As Navajo people, we have to be an example for others on and off our Nation. Our health care experts continue to urge all eligible people to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible. The vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe illness and death if you contract the virus. So please be safe and continue to make good decisions that keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy,” 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. 

“It’s a very challenging situation with the spread of the Delta variant, but we have to remain strong for one another and keep pushing back on the virus. Our health experts have provided us with the guidance and tools to reduce the spread of the virus and it’s in our hands to adhere to their advice. Please be safe and keep praying for our people,” 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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