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Posted: September 5, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 4, 2021

53 new cases, 31,115 recoveries, and seven more deaths related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 53 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and seven more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,414. The report indicates that 31,115 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 319,380 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 32,907, including 70 delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,018
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,154
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,956
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,232
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,897
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,559
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,997
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,075

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

On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 3,424 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday. The Navajo Department of Health advises the public to report COVID-19 exposures through their website at: to help compile information and mitigation efforts.

“Stay local, stay safe. In cities and regions near and around the Navajo Nation, there are much higher numbers of Delta variant cases reported. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. We strongly urge all residents to stay local this weekend to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. Please mask up, get fully vaccinated, and do not travel off the Nation this Labor Day weekend. Be safe and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and those fighting COVID-19,” 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.

“Please remain diligent and keep taking safety measures to keep yourselves and others healthy. We are in this fight against COVID-19 together, so please be safe and continue to support one another. Keep praying for our people 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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