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Posted: August 3, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 2, 2021

9 new cases, 29,925 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 9 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,377. The report indicates that 29,925 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 291,671 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,421. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,717
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,010
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,724
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,987
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,790
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,340
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,824
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,010

* 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 1,846 new cases and Utah reported 2,244 cases. New Mexico reported 1,076 new cases, which includes the weekend and Monday combined. 

“Public health experts are saying that it is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated, due to the data that shows that most new infections and deaths related to COVID-19 involve people who are not vaccinated. It’s important to remember that even after being fully vaccinated, you can still get COVID-19, but the vaccines are highly effective in reducing the symptoms and chances of being hospitalized. We know how to defend ourselves against the virus, but it comes down to the individual choices that we make each day. Please be safe, make good choices for you and your loved ones, and keep wearing your masks in public,” 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 Delta variant is spreading in areas that have low vaccination rates, which demonstrates the importance of getting fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We all have a part to play in this fight against COVID-19, so please take precautions and protect yourselves in public and when you visit your loved ones in their households. Be safe and keep praying for our people and our Nation,” 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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