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Posted: October 13, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 12, 2021

48 new cases, 32,727 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 48 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,456. The report indicates that 32,727 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 345,228 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 34,506.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,235
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,365
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,074
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,546
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,013
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,877
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,229
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,148

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

On Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 2,029 new cases. Utah reported 4,366 new cases and New Mexico reported 2,433 new cases over the weekend and Monday combined. 

“We are seeing a flattening of the curve in terms of new cases of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation, but we have to stay focused and remain diligent. Please keep your guard up, continue to take precautions, and please get fully vaccinated if you haven’t already. Our health care experts and frontline warriors are fighting for all of us and they continue to provide us the guidance to overcome this pandemic. Please be safe and continue to pray for our 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.

“It’s important that if you or a loved one has a fever, coughing, aches or other symptoms related to COVID-19, please isolate yourself and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. If you are sick or ill, please do not go out into public. We are in this together, so let’s continue to be cautious and support one another,” 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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