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Posted: August 8, 2021
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Bearsun and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in Window Rock, Arizona, on August 7, 2021. Photo courtesy Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 7, 2021

46 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 46 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,377 as previously reported.

On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 2,653 new cases. The states of Utah and New Mexico will report their weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“Mask up and get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly-effective in preventing severe illness and death if you contract the virus. Masks are proven to reduce the risks of catching COVID-19 and spreading it to others. Following these guidelines from our health experts will help protect everyone against the variants, including the current most dominant known as the Delta variant. We do have a high percentage of our Navajo Nation residents fully vaccinated, but there are still many who are not yet vaccinated. The data across the country shows that the majority of those who are catching the virus and losing their lives are those who have not been vaccinated. Please take the initiative to protect yourselves and others and keep praying,” 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. 

“Personal responsibility is an important factor in the trends we are seeing. Each individual has a responsibility to wear a mask and take precautions that help to keep our people safe and healthy. Our health care workers and contact tracers are working very hard to reduce the spread of the Delta variant, so please think of them and your loved ones. Please be safe and pray for all of 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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