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Posted: November 22, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

November 21, 2021

35 new cases, 36,607 recoveries, and five recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 35 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and five recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,527. The report indicates that 36,607 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 382,386 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 38,898, including 11 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,797
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,702
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,618
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,385
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,331
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,952
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,789
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,302

* 22 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 3,629 new cases. The states of Utah and New Mexico will report their weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“COVID-19 vaccines for individuals five years and older are widely available at health care facilities across the Navajo Nation. We appreciate all of the hard work of our health care professionals who coordinate and distribute the vaccines as quickly as possible. As we get closer to the holidays, we have to be very careful, take precautions, wear masks in public, get fully vaccinated, and limit social gatherings. We all have to do our part to push back on 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.

“As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s crucial that our Navajo people continue to support one another and help to inform their loved ones about the importance of taking precautions and limiting in-person gatherings. Far too many of our people have contracted COVID-19 because of in-person gatherings and by not wearing their masks and being unvaccinated. Let’s help each other and keep each other safe during the holidays,” 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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