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Posted: August 4, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 3, 2021

28 new cases, 29,937 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 as Navajo DOH identifies nine communities with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 28 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,377. The report indicates that 29,937 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 292,155 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,449. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,717
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,012
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,726
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,993
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,794
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,344
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,831
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,013

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

On Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 1,974 new cases, Utah reported 728 cases and New Mexico reported 478 new cases. The Navajo Health Command Operations Center issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following nine communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19: Ganado, Indian Wells, Low Mountain, Pinon, Teesto, Houck, Kayenta, Manuelito, and Rock Springs. The cases reflect dates from July 16 – July 29, 2021.

“Our frontline warriors and contact tracers are doing the best they can to reduce the spread of the Delta variant, but they need our help. We need more of our people to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and we need to continue wearing masks in public and taking precautions to keep ourselves and other safe and healthy. This virus can affect anyone, people of all ages, vaccinated or unvaccinated. So, please adhere to the guidance and recommendations from the public health experts. We cannot let our guard down and we cannot let another large surge happen here on the NavajoNation. Please remain diligent and keep praying for our people,” 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. 

“Remain diligent and please continue to wear masks in public. Please minimize visits to other households and if you must enter another person’s home, please wear a mask and be very careful. The Delta variant is more transmissible than the other strains of the virus that we’ve experienced so far. Stay strong and keep praying for our frontline workers and all of our communities,” 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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