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Posted: November 8, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

November 7, 2021

60 new cases, 35,209 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 60 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,498. The report indicates that 35,209 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 37,411, including six delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,599
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,603
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,547
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,067
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,205
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,570
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,555
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,245

* 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 3,231 new cases. The states of Utah and New Mexico will report their weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“We are very thankful to all of the health care facilities for mobilizing quickly to deliver the COVID-19 vaccines to our younger people, in accordance with the recent approval of the vaccines for children five to 11 years of age. We are hopeful that families with young children will now receive the vaccines together. As we move closer to the holidays, we need more people to get fully vaccinated to lower the risks associated with the virus. We are in this together, so continue to take precautions,” 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 have to support our frontline workers by taking precautions, reducing the spread of COVID-19, which would lessen the burden for our health care workers. We are more than a year and a half into this pandemic and our public health experts have given us the guidance that we need to protect ourselves as much as possible. Please be safe and keep praying for 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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