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Posted: August 5, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 4, 2021

34 new cases, 29,947 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, Navajo DOH reaffirms mask mandate and safer at home order

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 34 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,377. The report indicates that 29,947 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 292,840 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,486, including three delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,719
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,018
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,728
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,998
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,802
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,356
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,832
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,014

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

On Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 2,286 new cases, Utah reported 1,050 cases and New Mexico reported 609 new cases. The NavajoDepartment of Health issued two public health emergency orders on Wednesday, reaffirming the Navajo Nation’s safer at home order and mask mandate for all individuals in public places, which also includes all schools and businesses. The daily curfew is also discontinued and “Yellow Status” remains in effect for all businesses. The public health orders are available online:

“If you feel that you have COVID-19 symptoms, our health experts strongly urge you to isolate yourself from others and get tested as soon as possible. The data and reports from across the country indicate that the majority of new infections and deaths related to COVID-19 involve people who are not vaccinated. You can still contract COVID-19 even after being fully vaccinated, but the vaccines are highly effective in pushing back on the symptoms and chances of death. We’ve come a long way in this fight against COVID-19, so please do everything you can to protect yourselves and others in order to prevent another large surge of new cases. Please be safe and remain diligent,” 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. 

“Over the last year, our frontline workers and our people have worked very hard to bring down the number of COVID-19 infections. Thanks to our health care workers we have a high vaccination rate, but we still need more of our people to get fully vaccinated. Please continue to wear masks, take precautions, and pray 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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