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Posted: September 8, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2021

35 new cases, 31,248 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 38 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported 35 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,414. The report indicates that 31,248 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 321,220 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,009.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,029
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,180
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,962
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,255
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,909
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,565
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,011
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,079

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

On Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 1,982 new cases, Utah reported 706, and New Mexico reported 2,510 new cases. 

Based on cases from Aug. 20 to Sept. 2, 2021, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 38 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:

Aneth

Baca/Prewitt

Becenti

Black Mesa

Chichiltah

Chinle

Churchrock

Coyote Canyon

Crownpoint

Forest Lake

Ganado

Hard Rock

Indian Wells

Iyanbito

Jeddito

Kaibeto

Lukachukai

Manuelito

Many Farms

Mariano Lake

Red Mesa

Red Rock

Rock Springs

Sheepsprings

Shiprock

Shonto

Smith Lake

St. Michaels

Sweetwater

Tachee/Blue Gap

Teecnospos

 

Teesto

Thoreau

Tohatchi

Tonalea

Tuba City

Twin Lakes

Upper Fruitland

“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you have a loved one who has not received the vaccine, please encourage them to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccines help to reduce severe symptoms, hospitalization, and risks of death if you do contract the virus. For over a year, our health care experts have learned a lot about the virus and they’ve gone above and beyond to protect our people and to give us the guidance and resources that we need to protect ourselves,” 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.

“We have to remain diligent to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. If you feel symptoms related to COVID-19, please do your best to monitor yourself and get tested. We are in this together, so please continue to support one another and pray for our frontline workers and all of those who are battling COVID-19 at this moment,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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