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Posted: October 2, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 1, 2021

76 new cases, 32,203 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariziona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 76 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,447. The report indicates that 32,203 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 339,252 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 34,071. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,172
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,322
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,037
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,460
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,976
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,784
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,178
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,123

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

On Friday, the state of Arizona reported 3,642 new cases, Utah reported 1,715 new cases, and New Mexico reported 791 new cases.

“It is the start of a new month and many of our elders are receiving Social Security and other benefits. We strongly urge all of our people to be very cautious in public, wear a mask or two, and do your best to practice social distancing. We are still in the midst of a pandemic and COVID-19 continues to be a threat to everyone, especially in cities and regions off of the Navajo Nation. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Please be cautious and get fully vaccinated if you haven’t already,” 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.

“As we fight to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage everyone to support one another. We know the pandemic is taking a toll on the physical and mental health of our people, so please pray for one another and check on your elders. We are in this together,” 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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