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Posted: October 25, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 24, 2021

24 new cases, 33,997 recoveries, and two 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 24 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,473. The report indicates that 33,997 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 354,430 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 36,109, including two delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,416
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,504
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,468
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,802
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,087
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,185
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,434
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,194

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

On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 1,483 new cases. Utah and New Mexico will report new cases on Monday. 

“COVID-19 has been in our communities for 19 months and within that time our public health experts have provided us with the resources and guidance to keep ourselves safe and healthy. It’s our personal responsibility to follow their guidance and continue to make choices that help to reduce the spread of the virus. Please wear a mask in public, get vaccinated, and continue to encourage your loved ones to be safe,” 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.

“The path to overcoming this COVID-19 pandemic is very challenging and filled with adversities, but we have to keep praying for strength and push forward. We have many blessings to be thankful for so please keep supporting your loved ones and encouraging them to take precautions. Be safe and continue to pray each day,” 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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