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Posted: August 21, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 20, 2021

24 new cases, 30,388 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 24 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,395. The report indicates that 30,388 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 305,587 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 32,172. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,863
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,086
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,844
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,108
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,860
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,437
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,902
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,053

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

On Friday, the state of Arizona reported 3,109 new cases, Utah reported 1,116 cases, and New Mexico reported 871 new cases. 

“The number of Delta cases are on the rise in all regions and states surrounding the Navajo Nation, so we need to be very careful if we travel to border towns and cities. Wear a mask in public whether you’re on or off the Navajo Nation. We have a high vaccination percentage, but we still need more people to get fully vaccinated to help push back on the Delta variant. We are also asking everyone to minimize in-person social and family gatherings until we see a consistent decline in new COVID-19 cases. Masks work and the vaccines are highly-effective, so please adhere to the advice of our public health experts,” 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 are in this together, so let’s continue to show support for one another. If you experience symptoms related to COVID-19, it’s crucial that you isolate yourself from others and get tested as soon as possible. Please be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers and 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 NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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