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Posted: October 12, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2021

11 new cases, 32,667 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 33 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 11 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,456. The report indicates that 32,667 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 34,458. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,226
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,357
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,073
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,545
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,005
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,863
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,224
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,146

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

On Monday, the state of Arizona reported 1,760 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Tuesday. Based on cases from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7, 2021, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 33 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:

Baca/Prewitt

Birdsprings

Cameron

Chinle

Churchrock

Coyote Canyon

Ganado

Houck

Indian Wells

Iyanbito

Kaibeto

Kayenta

Leupp

Lupton

 

Manuelito

Nageezi

Pinon

Red Valley

Rock Springs

Sanostee

Sheepsprings

Shiprock

St. Michaels

Teecnospos

Teesto

Thoreau

Tohatchi

 

Tonalea

Tsayatoh

Tselani/Cottonwood

Tuba City

Two Grey Hills

Upper Fruitland

 

“This week, we see a slight decrease from 35 to 33 communities identified as having uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. Please continue to wear a mask in public, avoid large crowds, and most importantly, get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you have a loved one who has not received the vaccine, please encourage them to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccines help reduce severe symptoms, hospitalization, and risks of death if you contract the virus. We need everyone’s help to educate people about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines,” 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.

“Keep taking precautions to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19. If you feel sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19, please remain home, do your best to isolate yourself, and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Our health care experts have provided us the guidance and protocols to follow, so please adhere to their advice and continue to pray for our people,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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