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Posted: October 1, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 30, 2021

88 new cases, 32,155 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 88 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,447. The report indicates that 32,155 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 338,739 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 33,995.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,171
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,315
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,026
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,447
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,967
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,765
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,164
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,121

* 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 2,744 new cases, Utah reported 1,704 new cases, and New Mexico reported 1,009 new cases.

“If you have a fever, body aches, coughing, or other symptoms that may be related to COVID-19, please do your best to isolate yourself and get tested as soon as possible. We must do our best to minimize the risks of exposures in our homes, at work, and in public places. Please continue to take precautions, wear masks in public, and minimize travel off the Navajo Nation. We are in this fight together against COVID-19 and we will overcome it through prayer and by taking safety measures to keep everyone safe and healthy,” 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.

“This pandemic continues to challenge our people in many ways. We have to continue to support one another and to pray for ourselves and others, so that we remain strong to overcome COVID-19. Please help our health care workers by doing everything you can to protect yourselves from COVID-19,” 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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