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Posted: October 27, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2021

32 new cases, 34,159 recoveries, and one recent death 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 32 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is now 1,475. The report indicates that 34,159 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 358,389 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 36,255, including 62 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,439
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,514
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,478
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,840
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,098
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,230
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,440
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,196

* 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 450 new cases, Utah reported 1,614 cases, and New Mexico reported 687 new cases.

“The strength and resilience of our ancestors remains within each of us to this day. We have the guidance, the resources, and the strength to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, but it takes all of us doing our part to keep ourselves and others safe from the virus. Please encourage and remind your loved ones to take precautions and to get fully vaccinated. We have to keep our guard up and continue to pray for our Nation and those who are fighting for their lives because of COVID-19,” 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.

“Together, we are overcoming this pandemic one day at a time. We must remain diligent and mindful of the guidance of our public health experts. Our frontline workers continue to fight for us each and every day, so let’s do our part also. Be safe and continue to pray 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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