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Posted: October 16, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 15, 2021

110 new cases, 32,809 recoveries, and no recent death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 110 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,464. The report indicates that 32,809 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 347,909 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 34,781. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,275
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,385
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,088
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,613
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,033
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,940
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,270
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,158

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

On Friday, the state of Arizona reported 2,399 new cases, Utah reported 1,493 new cases, and New Mexico reported 801 new cases.

“The numbers of daily COVID-19 cases are flattening here on the Navajo Nation, but the numbers of new infections in border towns and cities located around the Navajo Nation continue to be much higher. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. Please continue to take precautions and get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We are in this fight against COVID-19 together, so please keep your guard up and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and all who are fighting the virus,” 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.

“Please continue to take safety measures and to show your love and support for your loved ones. This pandemic is very challenging for everyone and it takes its toll on the mental health of our people as well. Continue to be strong and keep praying for the health and safety of our health care workers, first responders, and all of 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 NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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