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Posted: August 28, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 27, 2021

38 new cases, 30,703 recoveries, and no recent deaths 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 38 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,400. The report indicates that 30,703 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 311,722 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 32,469, including one delayed reported case. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 5,928
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,120
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,851
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,169
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,873
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,495
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,950
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,064

* 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 3,707 new cases, Utah reported 1,286 new cases, and New Mexico reported 958 new cases. The Navajo Department of Health advises the public to report COVID-19 exposures through their website at: to help compile information and mitigation efforts. 

“Due to the high numbers of COVID-19 cases in border towns and cities off the Navajo Nation, we strongly urge our residents to limit travel. We have increased numbers of daily cases here on the Navajo Nation, but to the same extent as other regions around our Nation. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. If you go out in public, please wear a mask and do your best to maintain social distancing. We have to be diligent and continue to follow the guidelines and protocols provided by the CDC and our public health experts,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Health care facilities across the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines. If you would like to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines, please contact your health care provider and schedule an appointment.

“Frontline workers continue to fight for all of us each day, so let’s fight for them by adhering to COVID-19 protocols and continuing to take precautions. Please pray for our health care workers and all of our people who are recovering from and fighting COVID-19. We are in this together, so please continue to support one another,” 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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