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Posted: September 6, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 5, 2021

46 new cases, 31,159 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 46 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,414. The report indicates that 31,159 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 32,955, including two delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,022
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,169
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,961
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,244
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,899
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,565
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,998
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,078

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

On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 3,071 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers after the holiday weekend. The Navajo Department of Health advises the public to report COVID-19 exposures through their website at: to help compile information and mitigation efforts.

“Please get fully vaccinated as soon as possible to help push back on COVID-19 and the Delta variant. We have to remain diligent, keep wearing masks in public, minimize travel, and keep adhering to the recommendations of our public health experts. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation where the infection rate is much lower than areas and cities off of the Navajo Nation. Please be safe and keep taking precautions to keep yourselves and others healthy,” 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.

“Let’s remain focused on doing what we need to do each day to remain safe and healthy and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are in this together, so let’s remain strong and continue to support one another. Please keep praying for our health care workers, those fighting COVID-19, and all of 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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