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Posted: October 3, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 2, 2021

35 new cases, 32,271 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Saturday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 35 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,447. The report indicates that 32,271 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 34,106.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,173
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,325
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,039
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,474
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,977
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,793
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,181
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,125

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

On Saturday, the state of Arizona reported 2,942 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday.

“Be safe, take precautions to protect yourselves from COVID-19, and wear a mask in public at all times whether you are on or off the Navajo Nation. Our health care workers are working around the clock to save lives, so please help them by taking safety measures. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 please stay home and get tested as soon as possible. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation,” 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.

“Pray for all our frontline workers and continue to take precautions, especially in public. We are overcoming the pandemic one day at a time, so please be supportive of each other and encourage your loved ones to be extra cautious. Keep praying and please check on your loved ones often,” 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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