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Posted: September 30, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 29, 2021

67 new cases, 32,116 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 67 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,447. The report indicates that 32,116 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 337,351 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,907.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,156
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,310
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,021
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,428
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,963
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,741
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 3,388 new cases, Utah reported 1,786 new cases, and New Mexico reported 632 new cases.

“Please continue to wear masks in public whether you are on the Navajo Nation or elsewhere. Masks work when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19. We are still in the midst of this pandemic, so keep your guard up and continue to encourage your loved ones to stay strong and keep praying for our people. The COVID-19 vaccines are also a critical part of overcoming this pandemic. The vaccines are helping to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms among those who get the virus and to keep the number of hospitalizations lower. We are in this together, so please keep taking precautions,” 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.

“If you have symptoms such as a fever, congestion, coughing, body aches, or others related to COVID-19, please do not go out into public. Do your best to isolate and get tested as soon as possible. We want to see a consistent reduction in new cases. Please be safe and continue to pray for our health care 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: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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