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Posted: November 13, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

November 12, 2021

77 new cases, 35,617 recoveries, and no recent deaths 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 77 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,507. The report indicates that 35,617 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 375,417 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 37,966, including 13 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,661
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,630
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,567
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,223
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,236
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,739
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,622
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,266

* 22 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 4,447 new cases and Utah reported 3,842 new cases. The state of New Mexico reported 3,524 cases for Thursday and Friday combined.

“Wear a mask, minimize travel, get fully vaccinated, get a booster shot if you are already fully vaccinated, and continue to pray for our people and frontline warriors. COVID-19 infections continue to increase in regions and nearby cities, so we have to be very careful if traveling off the Navajo Nation where COVID-19 restrictions and protocols are minimal or non-existent. There are opportunities to get the vaccines in several locations this weekend including Pinehill, N.M., Shiprock, and Chinle. We have to remain strong and continue to support one another,” 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 Delta variant continues to spread in many areas throughout the country and here on the Navajo Nation. Our frontline workers are doing their best to help people and to save lives, but we also have to do our part. Please keep praying and taking precautions, especially if you must travel,” 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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