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Posted: September 28, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2021

20 new cases, 32,067 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 40 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

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 20 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,442. The report indicates that 32,067 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 335,812 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,800. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,147
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,304
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,007
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,368
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,963
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,731
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,144
  • 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 Monday, the state of Arizona reported 1,959 new cases, Utah reported 3,176 new cases, and New Mexico reported 1,548 new cases. Based on cases from Sept. 10 to Sept. 23, 2021, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 40 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19: 

Baca/Prewitt

Becenti

Beclabito

Black Mesa

Bodaway/Gap

Cameron

Casamero Lake

Chichiltah

Chinle

Churchrock

Coyote Canyon

Crownpoint

Ganado

Hogback

Indian Wells

Jeddito

Kaibeto

Kayenta

Leupp

Manuelito

Many Farms

Nageezi

Naschitti

Newcomb

Pinon

Pueblo Pintado

Ramah

Rock Springs

Sheepsprings

Shiprock

Shonto

Smith Lake

Teesto

Thoreau

Tohatchi

Tonalea

Tsayatoh

Tuba City

Two Grey Hills

Upper Fruitland

 

“The number of communities with an uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 continues to rise on the Navajo Nation. We urge schools, businesses, and families in these communities to take extra precautions to slow the spread. Continue to wear your mask in public, wash or sanitize your hands often, and stay a safe distance from others. Please keep each other safe and limit each other from getting exposed to COVID-19,” 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.

“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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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