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Posted: September 24, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2021

45 new cases, 31,852 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 45 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,437. The report indicates that 31,852 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 333,852 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,682.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,135
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,286
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,994
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,352
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,951
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,704
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,131
  • 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 Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 3,013 new cases, Utah reported 1,598 new cases, and New Mexico reported 725 new cases. 

“Stay strong, remain diligent, and we will get through this COVID-19 pandemic together. Our public health experts have gone above and beyond for all of us, to save lives and to give us the guidance to keep ourselves safe. Please continue to wear a mask in public and encourage your friends and family members to get vaccinated for COVID-19. 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.

“Keep praying for our people and please continue to take precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe from COVID-19. We must keep supporting one another and keep praying. We are still in the midst of this pandemic, so please keep your guard up and continue to push back on the virus,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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