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Posted: October 4, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 3, 2021

35 new cases, 32,272 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Sunday, 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 32,272 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 34,142, including one delayed reported case. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,173
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,326
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,047
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,488
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,978
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,802
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,182
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,127

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

On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 2,255 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday.

“Wear a mask, get vaccinated, and minimize travel off of the Navajo Nation. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. The number of new COVID-19 infections is much higher in cities and regions near and around the Navajo Nation. Please be safe and continue to take precautions at all times, especially in public,” 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.

“Thank you to all of our health care workers and first responders who continue to work 24/7 to treat people and to save lives. We can help them by taking safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the number of hospital visits. Please continue to pray and support each other,” 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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