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Posted: November 23, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2021

46 new cases, 36,659 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19, 67 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 46 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,527. The report indicates that 36,659 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 386,503 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 38,946, including two delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,806
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,704
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,620
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,388
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,334
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 6,969
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,801
  • 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 Monday, the state of Arizona reported 3,249 new cases. Utah reported 3,829 cases and New Mexico reported 3,658 new cases, which also includes weekend case numbers. Based on cases from Nov. 5 to Nov. 18, 2021, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 67 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:

Aneth

Baca/Prewitt

Becenti

Bird Springs

Black Mesa

Bodaway/Gap

Cameron

Casamero Lake

Chichiltah

Chilchinbeto

Chinle

Churchrock

Counselor

Coyote Canyon

 

Crownpoint

Gadiiahi

Ganado

Hard Rock

Hogback

Houck

Indian Wells

Inscription House

Iyanbito

Jeddito

Kaibeto

Kayenta

Lechee

Leupp

 

Littlewater

Many Farms

Mexican Springs

Mexican Water

Nageezi

Nahodishgish

Naschitti

Nenahnezad

Newcomb

Oak Springs

Pinedale

Pinon

Red Valley

 

Rock Point

Rock Springs

Round Rock

Sanostee

Sheepsprings

Shiprock

Shonto

St. Michaels

Tachee/Blue Gap

Teecnospos

Teesto

Thoreau

Tohajiilee

 

Tohatchi

Tonalea

Torreon

Tsaile/Wheatfields

Tsayatoh

Tselani/Cottonwood

Tuba City

Twin Lakes

Two Grey Hills

Upper Fruitland

Whippoorwill

White Horse Lake

White Rock

 

“This week, we see an increase from 55 to 67 communities identified as having uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. 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. COVID-19 vaccines for individuals five years and older are widely available at health care facilities across the Navajo Nation. 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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