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Posted: November 6, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2021

88 new cases, 35,003 recoveries, and one recent death related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 88 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is now 1,494. The report indicates that 35,003 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 368,816 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 37,252, including nine delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,572
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,592
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,541
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,040
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,175
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,529
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,548
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,235

* 20 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 3,813 new cases, Utah reported 1,874 new cases, and New Mexico reported 1,463.

“COVID-19 booster shots are available at health care facilities for eligible individuals who were previously fully vaccinated. We strongly urge everyone to get a booster shot to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Health care facilities are also beginning the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccines for five-to-11-year-old children. We have to continue to wear masks in public, getting fully vaccinated, and be very careful in public. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation. If you choose to travel off the Navajo Nation and attend large events where people are not required to wear masks, you are putting yourself at greater risk of the virus. Please be safe and continue to pray,” 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.

“We are in this together and we are getting through this pandemic one day at a time. Please continue to show your support to your loved ones and encourage them to be cautious to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please pray for our people and our frontline workers,” 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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