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Posted: September 23, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 22, 2021

52 new cases, 31,853 recoveries, and five more deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 52 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,436. The report indicates that 31,853 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 333,162 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,637.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,131
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,279
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,994
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,347
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,943
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,702
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,112
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,110

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

On Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 2,106 new cases, Utah reported 1,724 new cases, and New Mexico reported 719 new cases. 

“The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. While numbers of new COVID-19 cases continue to rise in cities and regions around the Navajo Nation, we are seeing a plateau in the numbers of new infections. We have to stay the course and keep pushing back on the virus by wearing masks in public, getting fully vaccinated, and minimizing in-person gatherings and off Nation travel. We are in this together, so please be very careful and keep praying,” 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 owe a debt of gratitude to all of the health care workers and first responders who continue to put their health and lives on the line to help our people and to save lives. Please help them by taking precautions to keep yourselves and others safe and healthy. Keep praying for our people and 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 Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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