Indianz.Com > COVID-19 > Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
Posted: September 27, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 22, 2021

36 new cases, 32,009 recoveries, and three more deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 36 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,442. The report indicates that 32,009 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 334,605 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,780. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,146
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,304
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,005
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,367
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,958
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,728
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,136
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,117

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

On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 2,579 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday.

“We’ve come a long way in this COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been nearly 19 months since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on the Navajo Nation. Since then, our frontline warriors continue to fight for all us each and every day. They have given us the guidance and resources to protect ourselves and others. It’s our responsibility to follow their guidance and continue to wear masks in public, to get full vaccinated, and continue to take safety measures. We are in this together, so please remain strong and continue to pray for our people and all of those who are fighting COVID-19 at this moment,” 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’ve learned a lot about COVID-19 from our health care experts since the start of the pandemic. Throughout the challenging times, we’ve been blessed to have so many brave men and women who serve on the frontlines and who save lives every day. We ask all of our people to please help them in return by wearing masks and being careful, so that our hospitals don’t fill up and we see a consistent reduction in COVID-19 cases. Please remain diligent and continue to pray for our Nation,” 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. 

Join the Conversation