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Posted: October 10, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 9, 2021

32 new cases, 32,582 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 32 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,454. The report indicates that 32,582 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 343,869 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 34,392. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,217
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,352
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,068
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,535
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,000
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,844
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,216
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,141

* 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 2,358 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday.

“If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 please stay home and get tested as soon as possible. The spread of COVID-19 is preventable, but it takes all of us working together to reduce the spread of the virus. Continue to take precautions and please encourage your loved ones and friends to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19,” 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 frontline workers who continue to work around the clock to treat those who have COVID-19 and to save countless lives. We can all do our part to help them by taking precautions and keeping ourselves and others safe and healthy. Please continue to pray for our people and our communities,” 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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