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Posted: August 6, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 5, 2021

43 new cases, 29,954 recoveries, and no recent deaths 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 43 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,377. The report indicates that 29,954 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 293,459 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,529, including one delayed reported case. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,729
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,020
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,731
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,001
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,810
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,363
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,838
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,018

* 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 2,289 new cases, Utah reported 1,096 cases and New Mexico reported 671 new cases. 

“The numbers of COVID-19 cases are rising across the country due to the Delta variant and we are seeing a gradual increase here on the NavajoNation as well. We have to get more of our people fully vaccinated. The data shows that the large majority of those who are getting the virus are those who are not vaccinated. The vaccines are effective. We also have to continue wearing masks in public and continue taking other precautions as well. Please keep your guard up and if you do feel symptoms, please do not go out in public. Please isolate yourself and get tested as quickly as possible if you feel symptoms. Keep praying for our people and frontline warriors,” 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. 

“We know how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 thanks to the guidance, resources, and support from our public health experts. Please continue to adhere to their guidance and to mask up when in public. We are in this together and we need everyone to take precautions to help bring down the numbers of new infections. Please be safe and keep praying for our people and 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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