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Posted: September 21, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 20, 2021

17 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 17 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,431. Due to technical issues, a full report will not be available until Tuesday.  

On Monday, the state of Arizona reported 2,020 new cases, Utah reported 3,393 cases including the weekend case numbers, and New Mexico reported 1,525 cases over the 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.

“Mask up, get fully vaccinated, and minimize travel and in-person social gatherings. Please remember that we are in this together and that our actions have consequences for others and for our health care workers. We have many frontline warriors who fight for us every day, so please think of them and their families. Wear a mask at all times in public and please encourage your loved ones to get fully vaccinated. As we continue to see high numbers of new infections in nearby cities and regions, we continue to let everyone know that the safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation,” 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.

“Our frontline workers fight for us every day, so let’s fight for them by taking all precautions to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy. We are in this together so please continue to pray and take safety precautions,” 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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