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Posted: November 1, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

October 31, 2021

67 new cases, 34,588 recoveries, and two more 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 67 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,487. The report indicates that 34,588 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 362,397 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 36,817, including five delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,526
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,558
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,514
  • Gallup Service Unit: 5,970
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,129
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,391
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,489
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,220

* 20 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 2,840 new cases. The states of Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday.

“If you’re celebrating Halloween, please be safe and take extra precautions including wearing a protective mask to help reduce the spread and risk of COVID-19. Please do not drink and drive and do your best to participate in safer gatherings such as outdoor trunk or treat events. We are in this together and we all have to do our part to protect ourselves and others. Be safe and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and all of our Navajo people,” 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.

“Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween! We all have to take safety measures including wearing masks that protect us and others. We want everyone who celebrates Halloween to do so safely and to be mindful of the health of others. Please remember that as many are celebrating Halloween, there are many frontline workers who continue to fight for the health and lives of our people. Please keep them in prayer as well as 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 Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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