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Posted: September 13, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 12, 2021

35 new cases, 31,473 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 35 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,419. The report indicates that 31,473 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 324,588 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,234. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,054
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,229
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,973
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,279
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,924
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,623
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,049
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,084

* 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 2,765 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“The Delta variant continues to spread quickly in many states, so please be safe and take precautions. If you visit another household, please wear a mask at all times and encourage your loved ones to wear masks too. Many of the new cases we see on the Navajo Nation are due to family and social gatherings where people let their guard down and don’t wear masks. We also encourage all eligible individuals to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible,” 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, don’t hesitate to contact your health care provider for more information for your Service Unit. 

“Keep following all safety protocols recommended by the health experts. The spread of the Delta variant is very concerning, and we want to do everything we can to prevent another large surge in new cases. Be safe and keep praying for 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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