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Posted: September 29, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 28, 2021

37 new cases, 32,121 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 37 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,442. The report indicates that 32,121 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 336,735 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,840, including three delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,156
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,304
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,021
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,368
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,963
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,740
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,150
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,119

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

On Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 1,123 new cases, Utah reported 1,130 new cases, and New Mexico reported 613 new cases.

“We continue to be very cautious and proactive in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic. To our Navajo people, we continue to encourage them to wear a mask in public whether they live on or off the Navajo Nation. Some neighboring states and counties are having fairs, and we want to remind our citizens to be vigilant, especially avoiding large crowds and wearing a mask. Cases in surrounding states continue to increase, and the safest place is at home within the Navajo Nation. Also, some states do not require masks, which creates a high risk of exposure. Stay safe and continue to pray for our communities,” 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 have to remain diligent to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling ill, do not go into your place of work, a public place, or a school. Stay home and get a test for COVID-19 if needed before returning to the public,” 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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