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Posted: September 19, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 18, 2021

63 new cases, 31,702 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 63 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is 1,429. The report indicates that 31,702 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 330,197 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,513. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,105
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,264
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,990
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,330
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,937
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,680
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,085
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,103

* 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 2,742 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“Some neighboring states and counties have fairs, and we want to remind our citizens to be vigilant, especially avoiding large gatherings. 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. 

“Personal responsibility is key to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Our health care experts have provided us with the guidance and knowledge to protect ourselves and others from the virus, so please remain diligent and think of others. Be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers and all of our people,” 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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