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Posted: October 18, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 17, 2021

58 new cases, 32,906 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 58 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,464. The report indicates that 32,906 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 34,878, including six delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,283
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,397
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,094
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,637
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,039
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,959
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,290
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,160

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

The state of Arizona will not report new case numbers until Tuesday due to a system update being conducted. Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday.

“If you travel, please wear a mask in public and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Contact tracers continue to find that many of the new COVID-19 cases are due to family gatherings where people do not wear masks. We have to remain diligent and continue to take precautions. Be safe and please get vaccinated if you haven’t already,” 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 the health care workers and first responders who are working through the weekend to treat our people and to save lives. We are in this together so please support one another and keep praying 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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