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Posted: October 15, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 14, 2021

64 new cases, 32,761 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported 64 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,464. The report indicates that 32,761 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 346,909 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 34,670, including six delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,254
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,381
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,082
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,600
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,015
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,913
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,252
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,154

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

On Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 2,386 new cases, Utah reported 1,253 new cases, and New Mexico reported 879 new cases.

“Contact tracers continue to find that many new cases of COVID-19 are caused by in-person family gatherings where family members let down their guard and don’t wear masks. Please remember that even if you are fully vaccinated, you can still get the virus. The vaccines are intended to minimize the symptoms and reduce the risks of being hospitalized and the loss of life. Continue to be very cautious and take precautions,” 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.

“Our health care workers and first responders are doing a great job treating people and saving lives. We have to continue to support one another and remain strong to overcome this pandemic. Please be safe and continue to pray for our people and those who are fighting COVID-19,” 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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