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Posted: September 15, 2021

navajocovid19The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 14, 2021

50 new cases, 31,579 recoveries, and two recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 50 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,421. The report indicates that 31,579 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 327,744 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,290. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,057
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,242
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,977
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,283
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,927
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,636
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,061
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,088

* 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 2,609 new cases, Utah reported 1,274 cases and New Mexico reported 749 new cases. The NavajoDepartment of Health advises the public to report COVID-19 exposures through their website at: to help compile information and mitigation efforts. 

“During this time of the year, Navajo Nation celebrates annual fairs across each agency. However, the fairs have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some neighboring states have state fairs, and we want to remind our citizens to be vigilant. COVID-19 and its variants are still among us, and we have to wear face masks in public and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe and continue to pray for our communities,” 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. 

“If you travel anywhere on or off the Navajo Nation, please continue to wear a mask in public. There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases due to large gatherings. Health care providers advise everyone to avoid large crowds. We must do our parts to keep each other safe,” 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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